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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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Berman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Berman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Berman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Berman Family Origin

Where is the Berman family from?

Berman Family Occupations

What did your Berman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Merchant and School were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berman. The most common Berman occupation in Canada was Merchant. 50% of Berman's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Berman Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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