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Perman Name Meaning

Dutch: from a short form the personal name Perre, a Dutch form of Peter. Dutch: occupational name for a seller or grower of pears, from pere ‘pear’. German: southern variant of Bermann, from an old personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Berman and Perelman.

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

Similar surnames: Berman, German, Derman, Peerman, Werman, Herman, Jerman, Yerman

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Where is the Perman family from?

You can see how Perman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Perman families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 25% of all the recorded Perman's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Perman families in 1911.
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What did your Perman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Perman. .

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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

  • Journalier
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Perman. 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 Perman. For the veterans among your Perman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Perman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Perman in 1960 was 71, and 77 in 2004.

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