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Gierman Surname Meaning

Americanized form of North German Giermann: variant of Germann 1 from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with Old High German gār gēr ‘spear lance’ + man ‘man’. Dutch: cognate of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Gierman family from?

You can see how Gierman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gierman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gierman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Gierman family living in Cheshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gierman's in United Kingdom. Cheshire and 3 other counties had the highest population of Gierman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gierman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gierman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gierman. 28% of Gierman men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Gierman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gierman were Clerk and Charwoman. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Bookkeeper
    38%
  • Charwoman
    25%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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