Widmer Family History

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Widmer Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant of land or property belonging to a church’, an agent derivative of widem ‘prebend’. German: variant of Wittmer 1. English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, named from Old English widig ‘willow’ + mere ‘pool’.

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


Similar surnames: Wimmer, Widder, Wicker, Widner, Wilmer, Widger, Wismer, Rimer, Limer

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Widmer Family Origin

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Widmer Family Occupations

What did your Widmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Widmer. 40% of Widmer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Widmer women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Widmer were School Teacher and Mechanic

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Cook
    20%
  • Empinor
    20%
  • School Teacher
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    50%
  • Mechanic
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Widmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Widmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Widmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Widmer. For the veterans among your Widmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Widmer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Widmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Widmer in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widmer 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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