Dahmer Family History

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Dahmer Name Meaning

North German and Danish: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Dahme, in Holstein, Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, or Silesia.

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

Similar surnames: Dahmen, Dammer, Dehmer, Dahler, Wahler, Dahle, Rahner, Daiker, Hamer

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Dahmer Family Origin

Where is the Dahmer family from?

Dahmer Family Occupations

What did your Dahmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dahmer family was Labourer. Farmer, Going To School and Laborar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahmer. The most common Dahmer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Dahmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Laborar

  • Labourer


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

Dahmer Historical Records

What Dahmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dahmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahmer 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 512 immigration records available for the last name Dahmer. 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 930 military records available for the last name Dahmer. For the veterans among your Dahmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dahmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Dahmer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dahmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dahmer in 1953 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dahmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dahmer 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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