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Limer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a whitewasher, Middle English limer, lymer, an agent derivative of Old English lim ‘lime’.

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

Similar surnames: Simer, Lime, Rimer, Lier, Limmer, Leimer, Comer, Luter, Lister, Lemer

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Where is the Limer family from?

You can see how Limer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Limer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Limer families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Limer families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Limer's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Limer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Limer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Limer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Limer. 40% of Limer men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Labor
  • Terrazzo Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Limer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Limer 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 466 immigration records available for the last name Limer. 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 781 military records available for the last name Limer. For the veterans among your Limer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Limer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Limer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Limer in 1959 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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