Peterman Family History

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Peterman Name Meaning

Dutch: elaborated form of Peter. Slovenian (Gorenjska): derivative of the personal name Peter, formed with the suffix -man, Slovenian form of German -mann.

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

Similar surnames: Perman, Peterka, Petermann, Determan, Alterman, Letterman, Peterlin

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Peterman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peterman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peterman. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Peterman Family Origin

Where is the Peterman family from?

Peterman Family Occupations

What did your Peterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Peterman family was Farming. The most common Peterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Peterman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peterman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Peterman Historical Records

What Peterman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Peterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peterman 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 Peterman. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Peterman. For the veterans among your Peterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Peterman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Peterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Peterman in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peterman 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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