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Kumer Family History

Kumer Name Meaning

Slovenian: nickname from kumer ‘scrawny fellow’ an archaic derivative of kumrn ‘thin’ (ultimately from Middle High German kummer ‘rubble garbage’). The surname may in part also be from German Kummer which has the same Middle High German roots. Indian: variant of Kumar .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kumar, Kummer, Kumor, Rumer, Kutzer, Buser, Comer, Komer, Kamer

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Where is the Kumer family from?

You can see how Kumer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kumer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kumer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Kumer families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kumer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kumer families in 1911.
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What did your Kumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kumer. 25% of Kumer men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Kumer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kumer were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kumer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kumer 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 483 immigration records available for the last name Kumer. 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 491 military records available for the last name Kumer. For the veterans among your Kumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kumer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kumer in 1960 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

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