Birman Family History

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Birman Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Bierman or an altered spelling of the German cognate 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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Birman Family Origin

Where is the Birman family from?

Birman Family Occupations

What did your Birman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Birman family was Dry Goods Peddler. The most common Birman occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 9% of Birman's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Cigar Maker and Draughtman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birman.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Cigar Maker

  • Draughtman

  • Dry Goods Peddler


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

Birman Historical Records

What Birman family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Birman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birman 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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