Gierman Family History

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Gierman Name Meaning

Variant of North German Giermann, from a short form of a personal name beginning with the element Ger-, for example Gerhardt.

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

Similar surnames: German, Wierman, Pierman, Perman, Goeman, Jerman, Gillman, Bierman

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Gierman Family Origin

Where is the Gierman family from?

Gierman Family Occupations

What did your Gierman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gierman family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gierman. The most common Gierman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gierman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Day Laborer


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

Gierman Historical Records

What Gierman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gierman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gierman 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 132 immigration records available for the last name Gierman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 276 military records available for the last name Gierman. For the veterans among your Gierman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gierman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gierman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gierman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gierman in 1958 was 39, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gierman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gierman 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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