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Jerman Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: from an old variant of the personal name Herman or German or Jurman . Alternatively it may be derived directly from Latin germanus ‘brother cousin’ originally ‘of the same stock’ (see Germain ). Compare Yerman . English (of Norman origin): variant of German .

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

Similar surnames: German, Yerman, Herman, Derman, Perman, Werman, Berman, Jermyn

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Where is the Jerman family from?

You can see how Jerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jerman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Jerman families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Jerman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jerman families in 1911.
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What did your Jerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jerman. 21% of Jerman men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Jerman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jerman were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Jerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jerman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jerman. 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 Jerman. For the veterans among your Jerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jerman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Jerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jerman in 1952 was 61, and 73 in 2004.

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