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Dearman Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Derman Dorman (Old English Dēormann) meaning either ‘beloved man’ (from dēore ‘dear beloved’) or ‘fierce spirited man’ (from dēor ‘wild creature’). See Dear . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Duibhdhiorma ‘descendant of Duibhdhiorma’ a personal name meaning ‘black trooper’ see Dormer . There has been some confusion with the more common personal name Diarmaid (see McDermott and compare Dearmond ). Probably an Americanized form of German Diermann or Thiermann which derive from short forms of the personal name Dietrich or perhaps from Middle High German tier ‘animal game’ + man ‘man’ and thus denote a game or venison dealer.

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


Similar surnames: Derman, Warman, Carman, German, Seaman, Perman, Klarman, Deerman

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Where is the Dearman family from?

You can see how Dearman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dearman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dearman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 41 Dearman families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 84% of all the recorded Dearman's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Dearman families in 1911.
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What did your Dearman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dearman. 34% of Dearman men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    34%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Chauffeur
    12%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Dearman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dearman 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Dearman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dearman. For the veterans among your Dearman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dearman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dearman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dearman in 1944 was 22, and 65 in 2004.

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