Lerma Family History

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Lerma Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Lerma, a little town in Burgos province.

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

Similar surnames: Lema, Lara, Lora, Pera, Perla, Sesma, Lemma, Parma, Perna, German

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Lerma Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lerma name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lerma. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Lerma Family Origin

Where is the Lerma family from?

Lerma Family Occupations

What did your Lerma ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lerma. A less common occupation for the Lerma family was Works On Farm. The most common Lerma occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Lerma's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Works On Farm


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

Lerma Historical Records

What Lerma family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lerma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lerma 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lerma. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lerma. For the veterans among your Lerma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lerma Life Expectancy

What is the average Lerma lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lerma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Lerma in 1949 was 41, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lerma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lerma 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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