Hermes Family History

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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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Hermes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hermes name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hermes Family Origin

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Hermes Family Occupations

What did your Hermes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hermes. The most common Hermes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Hermes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hermes family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Barber


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Hermes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Hermes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hermes 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 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 Card

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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Hermes Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hermes 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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