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Gemar Family History

Gemar Surname Meaning

German: from Middle High German gemare ‘someone who provides a horse to make up a team supportive neighbor companion’ (a derivative of marh ‘horse’) hence a nickname for a farmer with only one horse or for a good neighbor.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gaar, Gear, Geyer, Geiman, Geary, Demar, Fear, Deman, German, Geier

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Where is the Gemar family from?

You can see how Gemar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gemar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gemar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Gemar families living in Warwickshire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gemar's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Gemar families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gemar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gemar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gemar. 69% of Gemar men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gemar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gemar 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Gemar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 227 military records available for the last name Gemar. For the veterans among your Gemar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gemar lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gemar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gemar in 1957 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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