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Coomer Family History

Coomer Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a short, straight valley, from Middle English combe (see Coombe), + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Americanized spelling of German Kummer.

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


Similar surnames: Comer, Colmer, Pooler, Cromer, Cooper, Booker, Cooler, Cooner

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Where is the Coomer family from?

You can see how Coomer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coomer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coomer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Coomer families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Coomer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coomer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coomer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coomer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coomer. 29% of Coomer men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Coomer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coomer were Farm Laborer and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • House Keeper
    8%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Coomer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coomer 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 941 immigration records available for the last name Coomer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Coomer. For the veterans among your Coomer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coomer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Coomer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Coomer in 1952 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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