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Herman Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Croatian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. As a Jewish surname this is no doubt an adoption of the German surname Hermann. Respelling of the German cognate Hermann.

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


Similar surnames: Harman, Hermann, Berman, German, Helman, Hermon, Derman, Perman

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Herman Family Origin

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Herman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Going To School

    19%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Fisherman

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Herman family was Fisherman. The most common Herman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Herman's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herman.

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Herman Historical Records

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Herman Life Expectancy

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