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Hermes Family History

Hermes Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Herman . This surname is also found in France (Lorraine). French (Hermès): topographic name for someone who lived in a deserted spot or on a patch of waste land from Occitan erm ‘desert waste’ (from Greek erēmia) + the topographic suffix -ès. French (Hermès): in some cases possibly also from the personal name Hermès from Greek Hermēs the name of a Greek god and also of a Christian saint mentioned briefly in Paul's Epistle to the Romans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hermes family living in Georgia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hermes's in 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 USA 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 Maid. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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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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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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