Chalmers Family History

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Chalmers Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Chambers. The -l- was originally an orthographic device to indicate the length of the vowel after assimilation of -mb- to -m(m)-.

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


Similar surnames: Halker, Chavers, Charters, Hammers, Hamer, Aalbers, Calder, Hammer

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Chalmers Family Origin

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Chalmers Family Occupations

What did your Chalmers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chalmers occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Chalmers's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chalmers. A less common occupation for the Chalmers family was Clerk.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Farmer Son

    3%
  • Merchant

    3%
  • Clerk

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chalmers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chalmers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chalmers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalmers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chalmers. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chalmers. For the veterans among your Chalmers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chalmers Life Expectancy

What is the average Chalmers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Chalmers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chalmers in 1942 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chalmers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chalmers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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