Germer Family History

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Germer Name Meaning

German and French: from the Germanic personal name Germar, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + mar, meri ‘famous’. German: of Slavic origin, variant of the personal name Jaromir, from a cognate of Czech jary ‘lively’, ‘vehement’.

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

Similar surnames: German, Dermer, Berner, Ermer, Geimer, Gemmer, Gerner, Gilmer, Gerber

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Germer Family Origin

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Germer Family Occupations

What did your Germer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Germer occupation in Canada was Shanty Man. 100% of Germer's were Shanty Mans.

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  • Shanty Man


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

Germer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Germer Life Expectancy

What is the average Germer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Germer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Germer in 1949 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Germer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Germer 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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