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Lehmer Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places named Lehm. North German: occupational name for a worker with clay, from Middle Low German lem ‘clay’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Leimer, Rehmer, Lehner, Dehmer, Leber, Lehrer, Legler, Wehler, Lemer

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Where is the Lehmer family from?

You can see how Lehmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehmer family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lehmer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Lehmer families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Lehmer's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Lehmer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lehmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lehmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lehmer. 24% of Lehmer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Lehmer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lehmer were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lehmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lehmer 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 480 immigration records available for the last name Lehmer. 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 768 military records available for the last name Lehmer. For the veterans among your Lehmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehmer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lehmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lehmer in 1948 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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