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Romer Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (Römer): see Roemer. English, Dutch, and German: regional or ethnic name for a Roman or more generally for an Italian. English and Dutch: nickname for a pilgrim, someone who has traveled to Rome (see Romero). German: from the Germanic personal name Hrotmar, composed of hrod ‘renown’ + mari ‘fame’.

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


Similar surnames: Roemer, Remer, Roser, Roder, Cromer, Rumer, Rohmer, Royer, Romeo

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Where is the Romer family from?

You can see how Romer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Romer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Romer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Romer families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Romer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Romer families in 1911.
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What did your Romer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Romer. 55% of Romer 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
    55%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Tudiant
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Romer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Romer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Romer. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Romer. For the veterans among your Romer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Romer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Romer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Romer in 1950 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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