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Berman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Berman, meaning ‘bear man’. Respelling of German Bermann 1–3. English: occupational name for a porter, Middle English berman (Old English bærmann, from beran ‘to carry’ + mann ‘man’). English: possibly from a Middle English personal name, Ber(e)man, which may be derived from Old English Beornmund, composed of the elements beorn ‘young man’, ‘warrior’ + mund ‘protection’.

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


Similar surnames: Perman, Bermann, Derman, German, Herman, Beeman, Belman, Burman

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Where is the Berman family from?

You can see how Berman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 86 Berman families living in Quebec. This was about 35% of all the recorded Berman's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Berman families in 1911.
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What did your Berman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Berman. 30% of Berman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Berman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berman were Student and Income.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Tailor
    11%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Student
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Income
    50%
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Berman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berman 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Berman. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Berman. For the veterans among your Berman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Berman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berman in 1940 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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