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Geimer Family History

Geimer Name Meaning

German: possibly from a personal name formed with Gimi- (as in Gimmo) + her(i) ‘army’ or alternatively a dialect variant of Gaumer .

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


Similar surnames: Germer, Gemmer, Heimer, Eimer, Reimer, Weimer, Reiner, Grimmer

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Where is the Geimer family from?

You can see how Geimer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geimer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Geimer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Geimer families living in British Columbia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Geimer's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Geimer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geimer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geimer. 22% of Geimer men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Geimer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geimer were Carpenter and Secretary. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Secretary
    17%
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What Geimer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geimer 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 308 immigration records available for the last name Geimer. 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 622 military records available for the last name Geimer. For the veterans among your Geimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geimer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Geimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geimer in 1963 was 68, and 89 in 2004.

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