Elmer Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ailmar, Old English Æ{dh}elm?r, composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + m?r ‘famous’, which was reinforced after the Conquest by the introduction of Old French Ailmer, from a Continental cognate. North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge or tip (of a sword)’ + man ‘man’. South German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elm tree, Middle High German elm(e). Swiss German: habitational name from a village so named in Glarus canton.

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


Similar surnames: Eller, Helmer, Almer, Emmer, Lier, Ulmer, Eimer, Ehmer, Elter, Hilmer

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Elmer Family Origin

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Elmer Family Occupations

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  • Barber

    22%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Baker

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Elmer family was Blacksmith. The most common Elmer occupation in Canada was Barber. 22% of Elmer's were Barbers. Barber, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elmer.

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Elmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Elmer in 1953 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elmer

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