Homan Family History

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Homan Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Homann. English: variant of Holman. This surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century. Dutch: status name from Middle Dutch hovetman, hooftman ‘head man’, ‘leader’, ‘adviser’. Dutch: variant of Hoffman 2. Slovenian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Human, Oman, Homann, Hopman, Holman, Boman, Hyman, Thoman, Goman

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Homan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Homan name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Homan Family Origin

Where is the Homan family from?

Homan Family Occupations

What did your Homan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Charwoman, House Painter and Sawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Homan. The most common Homan occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 4% of Homan's were Charwomans. A less common occupation for the Homan family was Shoemaker.

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  • Charwoman

  • House Painter

  • Sawyer

  • Shoemaker


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

Homan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Homan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Homan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Homan. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Homan. For the veterans among your Homan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Homan Life Expectancy

What is the average Homan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Homan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Homan in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Homan 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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