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Hermes Name Meaning

French (Hermès) and Dutch: from the Greek name Hermes, name of a saint mentioned briefly in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Dutch and North German: variant of Ermens, a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Ermelendis or Ermgart. Dutch and German: patronymic from a short form of Herman. Southern French (Hermès): topographic name for someone who lived in a deserted spot or on a patch of waste land, from Occitan erm ‘desert’, ‘waste’ (Greek eremia) + the local suffix -ès.

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

Similar surnames: Herms, Hermens, Harmes, Hees, Herres, Berkes, Remes, Hermsen, Heims

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Where is the Hermes family from?

You can see how Hermes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hermes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hermes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hermes family living in Georgia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hermes's in the USA. Georgia and 4 other states had the highest population of Hermes families in 1840.
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What did your Hermes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hermes. 22% of Hermes men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hermes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hermes were Manager and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hermes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hermes. For the veterans among your Hermes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hermes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hermes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hermes in 1946 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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