Hermann Family History

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Hermann Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, probably as an adoption of the German surname.

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


Similar surnames: Herman, Bermann, Heumann, Harman, Heilmann, Redmann, Derman, Hermon

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Hermann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hermann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hermann. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Norway

    3%

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Hermann Family Origin

Where is the Hermann family from?

Hermann Family Occupations

What did your Hermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hermann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Hermann's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hermann. A less common occupation for the Hermann family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Tailor

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hermann ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hermann Historical Records

What Hermann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Hermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hermann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Hermann. 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 Card

There are 78,000 military records available for the last name Hermann. For the veterans among your Hermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hermann Life Expectancy

What is the average Hermann lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hermann in 1942 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hermann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hermann ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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