austrian phonebook with the slovenian name Jerman- 16 hits - most in Carinthia/Kärnten and Styria/Steiermaek which on border to Slovenia:
Salzburg (1) http://www.herold.at/telefonbuch/jerman/
Jerman in Styria - 7 hits - to find in Graz, Ligist, Bärnbach and Knittelfeld: http://www.herold.at/telefonbuch/steiermark/jerman/
do you know a placename where are from the ancestors came?
Jerman-orgin comes about the firstname Hermann, Herman, Germanus
USAGE: English, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
PRONOUNCED: HUR-mən (English), HER-mahn (Dutch)
Meaning & History
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by a 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church. Another famous bearer was Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of 'Moby-Dick'
VARIANTS: Hermanus (Dutch), Hariman, Hermanus, Arminius (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Mannes, Harm (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hermanni (Finnish), Armand (French), Hermann, Armin (German), Armando, Ermanno (Italian), Armando (Portuguese), German (Russian), Armando (Spanish)