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Hermsen Family History

Hermsen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Herman.

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


Similar surnames: Hermes, Harmsen, Herms, Bernsen, Derksen, Hermansen, Hemmen, Heinsen

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Where is the Hermsen family from?

You can see how Hermsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hermsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hermsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Hermsen families living in Iowa. This was about 51% of all the recorded Hermsen's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Hermsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hermsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hermsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hermsen. 34% of Hermsen men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Hermsen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hermsen were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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What Hermsen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hermsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hermsen 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 680 immigration records available for the last name Hermsen. 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 619 military records available for the last name Hermsen. For the veterans among your Hermsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hermsen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hermsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hermsen in 1944 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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