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Moerman Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish:: topographic name for someone who lived in the vicinity of peatland Dutch moer ‘peatland’ or a habitational name for someone from Moere in West Flanders named with this word. occupational name for someone who dug and sold peat.

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


Similar surnames: Moorman, German, Eyerman, Merman, Boerman, Perman, Kohrman, Moehlman

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Where is the Moerman family from?

You can see how Moerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Moerman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Moerman families living in New York. This was about 52% of all the recorded Moerman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Moerman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moerman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moerman. 20% of Moerman men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Moerman women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moerman were Painter and Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Painter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Moerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moerman 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Moerman. 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 257 military records available for the last name Moerman. For the veterans among your Moerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moerman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Moerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Moerman in 1944 was 38, and 80 in 2003.

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