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Herman Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Croatian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. As a Jewish surname this is no doubt an adoption of the German surname Hermann. Respelling of the German cognate Hermann.

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


Similar surnames: Harman, Hermann, Berman, German, Helman, Hermon, Derman, Perman

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Herman Family Origin

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Herman Family Occupations

What did your Herman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Herman family was Carpenter. The most common Herman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Herman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herman.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Herman Historical Records

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Herman Life Expectancy

What is the average Herman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Herman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Herman in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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