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Origin and popularity of the name BERMAN

Origin

Berman : 1: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Berman meaning ‘bear man’.2: Americanized form of German Bermann.3: English: occupational name for a porter from Middle English berman (Old English bærmann from beran ‘to carry’ + mann ‘man’). See Bearman 1.4: English: possibly from a Middle English personal name Ber(e)man which may be derived from Old English Beornmund composed of the elements beorn ‘young man warrior’ + mund ‘protection’. See Bearman 2.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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