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Hermans Family History

Hermans Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish: patronymic from Herman .

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


Similar surnames: Hermanns, Hermes, Hermansen, Herman, Herms, Herrman, Hermon, Hemmann

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Where is the Hermans family from?

You can see how Hermans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hermans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hermans families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Hermans families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Hermans's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hermans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hermans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hermans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hermans. 21% of Hermans men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Hermans women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hermans were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hermans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hermans 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hermans. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hermans. For the veterans among your Hermans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hermans lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hermans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hermans in 1954 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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