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Holmer Name Meaning

English: variant of Homer . Danish and North German (Schleswig-Holstein): topographic name for someone who lived on an island (see Holm ). Swedish (also Holmér): ornamental name from holm(e) ‘island’ (possibly as a placename element) + the suffix -er (from German) or -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius).

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


Similar surnames: Holme, Holder, Colmer, Holler, Homer, Holter, Hole, Hamer, Hammer

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Where is the Holmer family from?

You can see how Holmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 267 Holmer families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Holmer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Holmer families in 1911.
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What did your Holmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Holmer. 30% of Holmer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Holmer women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holmer were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Merchant
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Holmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Holmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Holmer. For the veterans among your Holmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holmer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Holmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Holmer in 1946 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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