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Lemer Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish lam ‘lamb’ with the suffix -er and umlaut (compare Lamm ). Breton (mainly Le Mer): status name or occupational name for a maire (‘mayor’) or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a maire from a Breton derivative of Old French mair(e) (see Maire ) with the French masculine definite article le. French (mainly Maine-et-Loire): regional variant of Lemaire a cognate of 2 above and in North America probably also an altered form of this. Compare Lamer and Lemar .

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


Similar surnames: Lever, Leger, Leber, Leer, Lemery, Lier, Lamer, Lehew, Limer, Lemmer

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Where is the Lemer family from?

You can see how Lemer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Lemer families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Lemer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lemer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lemer. 31% of Lemer men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Lemer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemer were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Housework
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemer 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 880 immigration records available for the last name Lemer. 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 364 military records available for the last name Lemer. For the veterans among your Lemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Lemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lemer in 1957 was 51, and 73 in 2003.

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