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Hermann Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements heri hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Hungary Poland Czechia Slovakia and some other European countries; see also below. Compare Harman 5. Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of German name (see 1 above). Compare Herman . Germanized form of Polish Slovenian and other Slavic Herman a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Herman, Bermann, Heumann, Harman, Heilmann, Redmann, Derman, Hermon

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Where is the Hermann family from?

You can see how Hermann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hermann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hermann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Hermann families living in Ontario. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hermann's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hermann families in 1911.
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What did your Hermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hermann. 50% of Hermann 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Hermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hermann 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 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Hermann. 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 78,000 military records available for the last name Hermann. For the veterans among your Hermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hermann lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hermann in 1942 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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