Poorman Family History

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Poorman Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Porrmann, a variant of Porr, or Purrmann, from a variant of the personal name Burgman, from Old High German burg ‘castle’, ‘protection’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Pollman, Kohrman, Perman, Goodman, Gorman, Florman, Moorman, Orman

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Poorman Family Origin

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Poorman Family Occupations

What did your Poorman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poorman. A less common occupation for the Poorman family was Keeping House. The most common Poorman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Poorman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Poorman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Poorman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poorman 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Poorman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poorman. For the veterans among your Poorman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poorman Life Expectancy

What is the average Poorman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Poorman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Poorman in 1951 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poorman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poorman 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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