Ramer Family History

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Ramer Name Meaning

German: occupational name, perhaps for a dairy farmer, from Middle High German rom ‘cream’, or for a frame or loom-maker, from Middle High German ram(e) ‘frame’, ‘loom’. Possibly and altered spelling of German Römer (see Roemer).

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

Similar surnames: Rumer, Rader, Remer, Kramer, Romer, Hamer, Rater, Raymer, Raber

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Ramer Family Origin

Where is the Ramer family from?

Ramer Family Occupations

What did your Ramer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ramer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Ramer's were Farmers. Farmer, Scholar and Apiarist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ramer. A less common occupation for the Ramer family was Artist.

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  • Farmer

  • Scholar

  • Apiarist

  • Artist


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

Ramer Historical Records

What Ramer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ramer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ramer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ramer. 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 Ramer. For the veterans among your Ramer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ramer Life Expectancy

What is the average Ramer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ramer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ramer in 1949 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ramer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ramer 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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