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Walmer Name Meaning

English:: habitational name perhaps from Walmer in Kent so named from Old English walh ‘foreigner Briton serf’ (genitive plural wala) + mere ‘pool’. variant of Womer .

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

Similar surnames: Balmer, Colmer, Waller, Palmer, Walker, Wilmer, Walder, Hamer, Calder

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Where is the Walmer family from?

You can see how Walmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Walmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 24 Walmer families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Walmer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Walmer families in 1891.
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What did your Walmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Walmer. 100% of Walmer men worked as a Builders Labourer and 100% of Walmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Walmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walmer 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 708 immigration records available for the last name Walmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Walmer. For the veterans among your Walmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walmer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Walmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Walmer in 1946 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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