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Nierman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps an artificial name from Yiddish nir or German Niere ‘kidney’ + German Mann (Yiddish man) ‘man’. Americanized form of German Niermann .

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


Similar surnames: Niermann, Bierman, Derman, Wierman, Pierman, Nieman, German, Widerman

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Where is the Nierman family from?

You can see how Nierman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nierman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Nierman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Nierman families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Nierman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nierman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nierman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nierman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nierman. 25% of Nierman men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Nierman women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nierman were Laborer and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Pressman
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    19%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nierman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nierman 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 320 immigration records available for the last name Nierman. 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 529 military records available for the last name Nierman. For the veterans among your Nierman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nierman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nierman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nierman in 1953 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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