Herms Family History

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Herms Name Meaning

Variant of Hermes. North German: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Hermann (see Herman).

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

Similar surnames: Hermes, Harms, Heims, Herm, Hermsen, Harmes, Helms, Heis, Heiss

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Herms Family Origin

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Herms Family Occupations

What did your Herms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herms. A less common occupation for the Herms family was Drum Major U.S. Army. The most common Herms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Herms's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker

  • Drum Major U.S. Army


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

Herms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herms 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 942 immigration records available for the last name Herms. 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 866 military records available for the last name Herms. For the veterans among your Herms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herms Life Expectancy

What is the average Herms lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Herms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Herms in 1962 was 74, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herms 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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