Wadman Family History

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Wadman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a gatherer or seller of woad, from an agent derivative of Middle English wade ‘woad’ (Old English wad). This plant produces a blue dye, which was widely used in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Warman, Waxman, Waldman, Badman, Cadman, Kidman, Hardman, Wardman

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Wadman Family Origin

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Wadman Family Occupations

What did your Wadman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wadman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Wadman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wadman family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wadman.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker


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

Wadman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wadman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wadman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wadman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wadman. For the veterans among your Wadman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wadman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wadman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wadman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wadman in 1952 was 38, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wadman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wadman 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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