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Riemer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of leather reins and similar articles, Middle High German riemære, German Riemer, Yiddish rimer. Compare Riemenschneider. Altered spelling of German Reimer.

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

Similar surnames: Remer, Rimer, Roemer, Rieder, Rieber, Risner, Reder, Riester, Bieber

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Where is the Riemer family from?

You can see how Riemer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riemer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Riemer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Riemer families living in Alberta. This was about 44% of all the recorded Riemer's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Riemer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riemer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Riemer. 55% of Riemer 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Riemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riemer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Riemer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Riemer. For the veterans among your Riemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riemer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Riemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Riemer in 1946 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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