Colmer Family History

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Colmer Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Colmore in Hampshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Colemere, from Old English col ‘cool’ + mere ‘pool’, ‘pond’. Altered spelling of German Kollmer, an Alsatian habitational name for someone from Colmar (formerly written Kolmar), or of Gollmer, a habitational name for someone from any of various places named Golm or Golme.

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

Similar surnames: Holmer, Comer, Coomer, Calder, Colter, Holter, Coller, Dormer, Sommer

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Colmer Family Origin

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Colmer Family Occupations

What did your Colmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Colmer occupation in Canada was Son. 60% of Colmer's were Sons. Son and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Colmer. A less common occupation for the Colmer family was Stone Cutter.

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  • Son

  • Farmer

  • Stone Cutter


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

Colmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Colmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Colmer. 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 Colmer. For the veterans among your Colmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Colmer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Colmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Colmer in 1962 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colmer 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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