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Herman Family History

Herman Name Meaning
English, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Croatian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. pwh, SL, DBR As a Jewish surname this is no doubt an adoption of the German surname Hermann.Respelling of the German cognate Hermann.

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

1,028,075 Historical Documents with Herman on Ancestry.com
376,410 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
42,877 Military Records
40,280 Immigration Records
253,752 Census and Voter Lists
314,756 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Herman Families

  • Number of Herman families
     774 - 1,545
     259 - 773
     1 - 258
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Herman families
     172 - 342
     58 - 171
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Herman families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Herman Family Origin

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Herman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Herman

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Herman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Herman Civil War Service Records

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