Lerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Lerman family
The surname Lerman was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Lerman family
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Lerman Spelling Variations
Although the name, Lerman, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Learmont, Learmonth, Learmond, Leirmonth, Larmonth, Lermont and many more.
Early Notables of the Lerman family (pre 1700)
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Lerman migration to the United States +
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Lerman family name Lerman, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Lerman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Esther Lerman, aged 4, who landed in America from London, in 1903
- Benjamin Lerman, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1904
- Chaim Lerman, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1904
- David Lerman, aged 1, who immigrated to America from London, in 1904
- David Lerman, aged 9, who landed in America from London, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lerman (post 1700) +
- Miles Lerman (1920-2008), American activist who helped create the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Logan Wade Lerman (b. 1992), American actor, best known for playing the lead in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
- Leonard Lerman, American biologist
- Leo Lerman (1914-1994), American writer and editor
- Jonas Lerman (b. 1981), American poet, writer, and singer-songwriter
- Eleanor Lerman, American poet, novelist, and short story writer
- April Lerman (b. 1969), American child actress
- Anita Lerman (b. 1944), American politician
- Louis Lerman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 
- Barbara Lerman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 
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The Lerman Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I hope.