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Pierman Family History

Pierman Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Piermann: derivative of a short form of the personal name Pirmin borne by an 8th-century Christian saint a bishop who founded several monasteries in southern Germany + man ‘man’. The surname Piermann is very rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Wierman, Poorman, Derman, Perman, Gierman, Lierman, Peerman, Spielman

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Where is the Pierman family from?

You can see how Pierman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pierman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pierman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Pierman families living in Dorset. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pierman's in United Kingdom. Dorset and 1 other county had the highest population of Pierman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pierman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pierman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Proprietor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pierman. 23% of Pierman men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Pierman women worked as a Proprietor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pierman were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Proprietor
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pierman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pierman 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 184 immigration records available for the last name Pierman. 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 509 military records available for the last name Pierman. For the veterans among your Pierman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pierman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pierman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pierman in 1953 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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