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Remer Family History

Remer Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: occupational name for a maker of leather reins and similar articles, from Middle Low German remer ‘leather worker’ (compare Riemer). North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + mari, m{e__}ri ‘fame’, as in Reimer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Römer ‘Roman’.

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


Similar surnames: Reder, Riemer, Roemer, Romer, Redmer, Reber, Reimer, Rumer, Ramer

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Where is the Remer family from?

You can see how Remer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Remer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Remer families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 54% of all the recorded Remer's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Remer families in 1911.
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What did your Remer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Remer. 16% of Remer men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Remer women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remer were Farming and Bookkeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Remer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Remer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Remer. For the veterans among your Remer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Remer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Remer in 1946 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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