Surman Family History

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Surman Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sermon 1.

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

Similar surnames: Sirman, Furman, Shurman, Sturman, Burman, Susman, Seeman, Burgan

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Surman Family Origin

Where is the Surman family from?

Surman Family Occupations

What did your Surman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Surman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Surman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Surman family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Surman.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner


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

Surman Historical Records

What Surman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Surman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Surman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Surman. For the veterans among your Surman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Surman Life Expectancy

What is the average Surman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Surman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Surman in 1957 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Surman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Surman 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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