Demeter Family History

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Demeter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a weaver or cloth merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German timit, dimit denoting a type of cloth woven with double thread. Czech and Slovak: from the personal name Demeter, derived from Greek Demetrios (Latin Demetrius; see Demetriou). Hungarian: from the ecclesiastical name Demeter, or Dömötör, from Greek Demetrios (Latin Demetrius; see Demetriou).

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


Similar surnames: Demler, Demmer, Meter, Besemer, Deubler, Rementer, Deremer, Nester

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Demeter Family Origin

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Demeter Family Occupations

What did your Demeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Demeter occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 50% of Demeter's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith and Hardware Merch. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Demeter.

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  • Blacksmith

    50%
  • Hardware Merch.

    50%

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Demeter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Demeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Demeter 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 Demeter. 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 Demeter. For the veterans among your Demeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Demeter Life Expectancy

What is the average Demeter lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Demeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Demeter in 1955 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Demeter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Demeter 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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