Lyman Family History

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Lyman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Layman, Eyman, Ryman, Elfman, Osman, Wyman, Lipman, Boman, Allman

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Lyman Family Origin

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Lyman Family Occupations

What did your Lyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lyman. 2% of Lyman men worked as a Coal Hewer and 50% of Lyman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lyman were Advertising Agent and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Hewer
  • Haulage Hand (below)
  • A B Or Bowswain 770576
  • Advertising Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

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

Lyman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Lyman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyman 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Lyman. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Lyman. For the veterans among your Lyman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyman Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lyman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lyman in 1940 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyman 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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