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Gurman Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Goeder (from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements god ‘good’) + man ‘man’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): etymology unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: German, Gutman, Guzman, Gorman, Gusman, Turman, Derman, Sturman

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Where is the Gurman family from?

You can see how Gurman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gurman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Gurman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Gurman families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Gurman's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Gurman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gurman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gurman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gurman. 25% of Gurman men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Gurman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gurman were Proprietor and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    46%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gurman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gurman. 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 644 military records available for the last name Gurman. For the veterans among your Gurman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gurman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gurman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gurman in 1960 was 44, and 100 in 2004.

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