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Birman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bierman . Americanized form of German Biermann .

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


Similar surnames: Bierman, Barman, Borman, Girman, Berman, Boreman, Werman, Corman

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Where is the Birman family from?

You can see how Birman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Birman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Birman families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Birman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Birman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Birman. 17% of Birman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Birman women worked as a Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Birman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Birman. 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 367 military records available for the last name Birman. For the veterans among your Birman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Birman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Birman in 1962 was 65, and 90 in 2004.

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