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Rimer Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): occupational name for a poet, minstrel, or balladeer, from an agent derivative of Middle English rime(n) ‘to compose or recite verses’ (Old French rimer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Riemer.

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


Similar surnames: Limer, Simer, Riemer, Remer, Rumer, Rymer, Rider, Rimel, Reder, Lier

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Where is the Rimer family from?

You can see how Rimer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rimer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rimer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Rimer families living in Manitoba. This was about 48% of all the recorded Rimer's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Rimer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rimer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rimer. 67% of Rimer 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
    67%
  • Doctor
    34%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rimer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rimer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rimer. For the veterans among your Rimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rimer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rimer in 1948 was 75, and 67 in 2004.

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