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Germ Name Meaning

Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived by a bushy area from an old spelling of grm ‘bush’. This is also a Germanized or Americanized form of the variant Grm. Compare Bush

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gero, Gera, Gehm, Gery, Gere, Gerl, Gerk, Herm, Ferm, Gerg

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Where is the Germ family from?

You can see how Germ families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Germ family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Germ families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Germ families living in New Brunswick. This was about 60% of all the recorded Germ's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Germ families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Germ surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Germ ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Germ. 33% of Germ men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Germ women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Germ were Miner and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Germ. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Germ 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 590 immigration records available for the last name Germ. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Germ. For the veterans among your Germ ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Germ lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Germ life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Germ in 1963 was 81, and 84 in 2003.

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