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Stemmer Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from places called Stemmen, Stemmer, or Stemmern.

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

Similar surnames: Stammer, Stemm, Stember, Stemper, Schemmer, Simmer, Stermer, Sterner

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Where is the Stemmer family from?

You can see how Stemmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stemmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Stemmer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Stemmer families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Stemmer's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Stemmer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stemmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stemmer. 17% of Stemmer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Stemmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stemmer were Carpenter and Secretary.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stemmer 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 716 immigration records available for the last name Stemmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stemmer. For the veterans among your Stemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stemmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Stemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stemmer in 1956 was 65, and 67 in 2004.

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