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Widmyer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and French (Alsatian) Wiedmeyer.

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

Similar surnames: Widmayer, Widmeyer, Wiedmer, Whitmyer, Simmer, Widmaier, Widener

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Where is the Widmyer family from?

You can see how Widmyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Widmyer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Widmyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Widmyer family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Widmyer's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Widmyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Widmyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Widmyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Widmyer. 25% of Widmyer men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Widmyer women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Widmyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widmyer 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 56 immigration records available for the last name Widmyer. 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 181 military records available for the last name Widmyer. For the veterans among your Widmyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Widmyer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Widmyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Widmyer in 1957 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

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