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Erdman Family History

Erdman Name Meaning

Variant of Erdmann .

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


Similar surnames: Ertman, Fryman, Erman, Artman, German, Zeidman, Werman, Herrman

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Where is the Erdman family from?

You can see how Erdman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erdman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Erdman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Erdman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 77% of all the recorded Erdman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Erdman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erdman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erdman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Erdman. 20% of Erdman men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Erdman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erdman were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Erdman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erdman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Erdman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Erdman. For the veterans among your Erdman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erdman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Erdman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Erdman in 1944 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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