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Simer Family History

Simer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a roper or a loader, from an agent derivative of Middle English sime ‘cord’, ‘rope’ (Old English sima), or of Middle English simen ‘to load’ (Old English siman).

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


Similar surnames: Limer, Rimer, Sizer, Simes, Lier, Steer, Hiner, Simler, Piper, Dimler

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Where is the Simer family from?

You can see how Simer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Simer families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 52% of all the recorded Simer's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Simer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Simer. 21% of Simer men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Simer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simer were Carpenter and House Keeping.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • House Keeping
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Simer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simer 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 688 immigration records available for the last name Simer. 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 660 military records available for the last name Simer. For the veterans among your Simer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Simer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Simer in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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