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Bermann Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a swineherd from Middle High German bēr ‘boar’ + man ‘man’. German: occupational name for someone who exhibited a bear (see Bearman ). North German: from a short form of any of various medieval personal names derived from ancient Germanic compound names with the first element ber(n) ‘bear’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Berman .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Berman, Heumann, Hermann, Rehmann, Behrmann, German, Perman, Barmann

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Where is the Bermann family from?

You can see how Bermann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bermann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bermann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Bermann families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bermann's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bermann families in 1880.
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What did your Bermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bermann. 32% of Bermann men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bermann women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bermann were Bookkeeper and Typist. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Typist
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bermann 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bermann. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bermann. For the veterans among your Bermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bermann lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, Bermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bermann in 1947 was 40, and 94 in 2003.

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