Shimer Family History

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Shimer Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schimmer. Respelling of German Schimmer.

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


Similar surnames: Shimel, Shier, Shirer, Schimel, Hamer, Sher, Sommer, Shermer, Stiner

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Shimer Family Origin

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Shimer Family Occupations

What did your Shimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shimer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Shimer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shimer family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shimer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%

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

Shimer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Shimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimer 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 498 immigration records available for the last name Shimer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shimer. For the veterans among your Shimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shimer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Shimer in 1950 was 77, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shimer 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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