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Biedermann Name Meaning

German: nickname for an honest man, from a compound of Middle High German biderbe ‘honorable’ + man ‘man’. Associated with it is the surname Biedermeier (see Mayer), adopted in 1853 by a group of German humorists as the name of a fictitious writer, Gottlob Biedermeier, satirized as an unimaginative bourgeois philistine. The name came to be used to refer to the stolid style of furnishing and decoration that was popular in mid 19th-century Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): surname adopted because of its honorific meaning, from modern German bieder ‘honest’, ‘upright’ + -mann ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Bermann, Zimmermann, Lederman, Biederman, Edelmann, Kinderman

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Where is the Biedermann family from?

You can see how Biedermann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biedermann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Biedermann families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Biedermann families living in Iowa. This was about 19% of all the recorded Biedermann's in the USA. Iowa and 2 other states had the highest population of Biedermann families in 1880.
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What did your Biedermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Biedermann. 12% of Biedermann men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Biedermann women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biedermann were Mechanic 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

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Biedermann. For the veterans among your Biedermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biedermann lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Biedermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Biedermann in 1963 was 76, and 81 in 2004.

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