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Origins of the Limer surname

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About the Limers

We have a total number of 1794 records for people with the last name Limer.

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Where do most Limers live?

In 1921, most Limers lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Limers

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,620 records for the Limer surname. The oldest one dates back to 1830.

Who were Limers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Limer first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Limer family members

Common jobs for Limers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Limers in 1921


General Servant Domestic






General Servant


Common Male occupations for Limers in 1921
Coal Miner Hewer


Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner


Farm Labourer




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