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Yerman Name Meaning

Slovenian Jerman, a variant of the personal name Herman (see German Hermann). German Jährmann or Jermann, variants of Gehrmann.

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


Similar surnames: Jerman, German, Herman, Perman, Werman, Derman, Eyerman, Yarman

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Where is the Yerman family from?

You can see how Yerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Yerman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Yerman family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yerman's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Yerman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yerman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yerman. 29% of Yerman men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Yerman women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yerman were Machinist and Cook.

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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

  • Salesman
    29%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Machinist
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    23%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yerman 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 261 immigration records available for the last name Yerman. 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 369 military records available for the last name Yerman. For the veterans among your Yerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yerman lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Yerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Yerman in 1959 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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