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Omer Name Meaning

Muslim: variant of Omar . German: variant of Ohmer . English (of Norman origin) and French: from the (Old) French personal name Omer (from ancient Germanic Aud(o)mar from aud- ‘riches’ + mari- ‘famous’). English: variant of Homer . Albanian: from the Muslim personal name Omer (see 1 above). In North America this surname is probably also an altered form of the much more common Albanian variant Omeri based on the definite form of the personal name. American shortened form of Slovenian Omerzel: nickname from an old spelling of omrzel ‘hated repulsive; stiff (with cold)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Romer, Gomer, Omar, Homer, Osmer, Oder, Oser, Opper, Ohmer, Ober

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Where is the Omer family from?

You can see how Omer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Omer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Omer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Omer families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Omer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Omer families in 1911.
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What did your Omer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Cigar M were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Omer. 24% of Omer men worked as a Labourer and 60% of Omer women worked as a Cigar M. Some less common occupations for Americans named Omer were Laborer and 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Journalier
  • Engineer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Cigar M
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Omer. For the veterans among your Omer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Omer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Omer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Omer in 1944 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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