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Dedman Name Meaning

English: variant of Debenham . Compare Deadman and Debnam .

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


Similar surnames: Wedman, Deman, Dedmon, Dudman, Denman, Delman, Redman, Derman, Edman

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Where is the Dedman family from?

You can see how Dedman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dedman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dedman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 152 Dedman families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Dedman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dedman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dedman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dedman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dedman. 11% of Dedman men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Dedman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dedman were Gardener and Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • Carpenter joiner
    8%
  • Gardener
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Dedman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dedman 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 990 immigration records available for the last name Dedman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dedman. For the veterans among your Dedman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dedman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dedman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dedman in 1955 was 26, and 62 in 2004.

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