Detmer Family History

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Detmer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of North German Dettmer.

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

Similar surnames: Detter, Deter, Dehmer, Dermer, Deamer, Deemer, Dettmer, Delger

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Detmer Family Origin

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Detmer Family Occupations

What did your Detmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Detmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Detmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Bar Tender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detmer. A less common occupation for the Detmer family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Bar Tender

  • Blacksmith


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

Detmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Detmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detmer 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Detmer. 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 876 military records available for the last name Detmer. For the veterans among your Detmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Detmer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Detmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Detmer in 1951 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detmer 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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