Peterman Family History

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Peterman Name Meaning

Dutch: elaborated form of Peter. Slovenian (Gorenjska): derivative of the personal name Peter, formed with the suffix -man, Slovenian form of German -mann.

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

Similar surnames: Perman, Peterka, Petermann, Determan, Alterman, Letterman, Peterlin

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Peterman Family Origin

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Peterman Family Occupations

What did your Peterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Semi Skilled Miller Engineer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Peterman. 50% of Peterman men worked as a Semi Skilled Miller Engineer and 59% of Peterman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peterman were Shopkeeper and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Semi Skilled Miller Engineer
  • Shopkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Peterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Peterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peterman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Peterman. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Peterman. For the veterans among your Peterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Peterman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Peterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Peterman in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peterman 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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