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Ermis Family History

Ermis Name Meaning

most probably from a reduced form of the personal name Jeremiáš, from Greek Hieronymos (see Hieronymus, Jerome). alternatively, possibly from the German personal name Emmerich.

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


Similar surnames: Remis, Mis, Hermes, Reis, Ferris, Ris, Samis, Emig, Herms, Enis

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Where is the Ermis family from?

You can see how Ermis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ermis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ermis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ermis family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Ermis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ermis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ermis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ermis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ermis. 43% of Ermis men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ermis women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ermis were Truck Driver 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
    43%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Ermis. 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 342 military records available for the last name Ermis. For the veterans among your Ermis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ermis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ermis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ermis in 1962 was 78, and 75 in 2004.

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