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Herm Family History

Herm Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Hermann . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). South German (Hesse): derisive nickname for a stiff obstinate person from Herm ‘buck’.

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


Similar surnames: Harm, Herb, Herms, Helm, Herl, Herr, Heis, Helf, Heim, Bern

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Where is the Herm family from?

You can see how Herm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Herm families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Herm's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Herm families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herm. 27% of Herm men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Herm women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herm were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
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What Herm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Herm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herm 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Herm. 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 818 military records available for the last name Herm. For the veterans among your Herm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herm lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Herm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Herm in 1963 was 66, and 91 in 2004.

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