Kummer Family History

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Kummer Name Meaning

from Middle High German kummer, kumber ‘grief’, ‘distress’, ‘trouble’, hence a byname for someone who had suffered some loss or other misfortune; or alternatively a topographic name of the same origin for a person living near a rubble heap. Kummer is also a slang word for a penitentiary, and in some instances the surname may have arisen as nickname for a prisoner or a jailer. possibly a derivative of the medieval personal name Kunemar, of which the first element is from Old High German kuoni ‘bold’ or chunni ‘people’ (see Konrad); the second is from Old High German mari ‘fame’, ‘glory’.

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


Similar surnames: Summer, Kimmer, Kumler, Hammer, Dummer, Kammer, Kimmet, Rummler

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Kummer Family Origin

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Kummer Family Occupations

What did your Kummer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kummer occupation in Canada was Factory. 50% of Kummer's were Factorys. Factory, Mason and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kummer. A less common occupation for the Kummer family was Farmer.

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  • Factory

    50%
  • Mason

    20%
  • Servant

    20%
  • Farmer

    10%

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

Kummer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kummer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kummer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kummer. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kummer. For the veterans among your Kummer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kummer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kummer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kummer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kummer in 1952 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kummer 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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