Adelman Family History

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Adelman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Adel ‘nobility’ + Mann or Yiddish man ‘man’. Compare Edel. Variant of German Adelmann.

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

Similar surnames: Edelman, Andelman, Abelman, Adelmann, Aderman, Derman, Edelmann

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Adelman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Adelman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Adelman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Adelman Family Origin

Where is the Adelman family from?

Adelman Family Occupations

What did your Adelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adelman. A less common occupation for the Adelman family was Tailor. The most common Adelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Adelman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher

  • Tailor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Adelman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Adelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Adelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adelman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Adelman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Adelman. For the veterans among your Adelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Adelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Adelman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Adelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Adelman in 1948 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Adelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Adelman 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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