Lorimer Family History

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Lorimer Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for a maker and seller of spurs, bits, and other metal attachments to harness and tackle, from Anglo-Norman French lorenier, loremier (an agent derivative of Old French lorain ‘tackle’, ‘harness’).

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

Similar surnames: Larimer, Larmer, Rimer, Limer, Latimer, Losier, Origer, Mortimer

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Lorimer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lorimer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lorimer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lorimer Family Origin

Where is the Lorimer family from?

Lorimer Family Occupations

What did your Lorimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lorimer family was Farm Laborer. The most common Lorimer occupation in Canada was Miner. 23% of Lorimer's were Miners. Miner, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lorimer.

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  • Miner

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Lorimer Historical Records

What Lorimer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Lorimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorimer 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lorimer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lorimer. For the veterans among your Lorimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lorimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Lorimer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lorimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lorimer in 1958 was 69, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lorimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lorimer 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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