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Armer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of arms and armor, from Anglo-Norman French armer ‘arms-maker’ (Old French armier). Originally this was a separate name from Armour, but in due course the two became inextricably confused.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Larmer, Farmer, Arber, Harmer, Barber, Hammer, Armel, Hamer, Rimer

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Where is the Armer family from?

You can see how Armer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armer families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 29 Armer families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Armer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Armer families in 1911.
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What did your Armer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Armer. 80% of Armer men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Armer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Armer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Armer. For the veterans among your Armer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Armer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Armer in 1945 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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