Gayman Family History

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Gayman Name Meaning

English: occupational name meaning ‘servant of Gay’. French: from a Germanic personal name Gaidman or Gaidmar, of which the first element is gaida ‘point (of a lance)’. German (Gaymann): variant of Gau 1, reinforced by the addition of man ‘man’. Americanized spelling of German Gehmann (see Gehman).

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

Similar surnames: Rayman, Gaymon, Hayman, Layman, German, Waxman, Bayman, Garman

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Gayman Family Origin

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Gayman Family Occupations

What did your Gayman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clear Starcher (Wash) and Dairyman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gayman. A less common occupation for the Gayman family was Labourer. The most common Gayman occupation in the UK was Clear Starcher (Wash). 33% of Gayman's were Clear Starcher (Wash)s.

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  • Clear Starcher (Wash)

  • Dairyman

  • Labourer


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

Gayman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gayman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gayman 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Gayman. 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 668 military records available for the last name Gayman. For the veterans among your Gayman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gayman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gayman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gayman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gayman in 1943 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gayman 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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