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Berman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Berman meaning ‘bear man’. Americanized form of German Bermann . English: occupational name for a porter from Middle English berman (Old English bærmann from beran ‘to carry’ + mann ‘man’). See Bearman English: possibly from a Middle English personal name Ber(e)man which may be derived from Old English Beornmund composed of the elements beorn ‘young man warrior’ + mund ‘protection’. See Bearman

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


Similar surnames: Perman, Bermann, Derman, German, Herman, Beeman, Belman, Burman

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Where is the Berman family from?

You can see how Berman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Berman families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Berman's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Berman families in 1840.
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What did your Berman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berman. 18% of Berman men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Berman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berman were Manager and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Berman. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Berman. For the veterans among your Berman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Berman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berman in 1940 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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