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Peterman Family History

Peterman Name Meaning
Dutch: elaborated form of Peter.Slovenian (Gorenjska): derivative of the personal name Peter, formed with the suffix -man, Slovenian form of German -mann.

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

195,285 Historical Documents with Peterman on Ancestry.com
45,068 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,797 Military Records
2,246 Immigration Records
37,418 Census and Voter Lists
102,756 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Peterman Families

  • Number of Peterman families
     143 - 284
     48 - 142
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Peterman families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Peterman families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Peterman census records

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Peterman Family Origin

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Peterman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Peterman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Peterman

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Peterman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Peterman census records

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Peterman Civil War Service Records

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