Footman Family History

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Footman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fotman, applied in various senses, but most probably an occupational name for a foot soldier, or possibly for an attendant or servant (a meaning first recorded in late Middle English).

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

Similar surnames: Goodman, Coltman, Wortman, Boatman, Hoopman, Florman, Koopman

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Footman Family Origin

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Footman Family Occupations

What did your Footman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gas Fitter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Footman. 2% of Footman men worked as a Gas Fitter and 50% of Footman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Footman were Accumulator Maker and Needleworker Hospital

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gas Fitter
  • General Labourer
  • material Assistant Wholesale
  • Accumulator Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Needleworker Hospital

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Footman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Footman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Footman 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 442 immigration records available for the last name Footman. 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 682 military records available for the last name Footman. For the veterans among your Footman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Footman Life Expectancy

What is the average Footman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Footman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Footman in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Footman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Footman 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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