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Gaumer Family History

Gaumer Name Meaning

Swiss German: occupational name for an official moral censor a supervisor or overseer Middle High German goumer.

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


Similar surnames: Gauer, Baumer, Gauger, Laumer, Mauter, Laufer, Maurer, Hammer, Game

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Where is the Gaumer family from?

You can see how Gaumer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaumer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaumer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Gaumer families living in Quebec. This was about 85% of all the recorded Gaumer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gaumer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaumer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaumer. 16% of Gaumer men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Gaumer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaumer were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gaumer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaumer 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Gaumer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaumer. For the veterans among your Gaumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaumer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gaumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gaumer in 1955 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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