Waitman Family History

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Waitman Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Waithman, an occupational name for a hunter, from Old Norse veiðimaðr, veiðimann.

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


Similar surnames: Whitman, Wainman, Wiman, Wartman, Witman, Titman, Wardman, Waldman

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Waitman Family Origin

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Waitman Family Occupations

What did your Waitman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Waitman. 7% of Waitman men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 63% of Waitman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waitman were Gardener Supervisor and Shopkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
    7%
  • Farmer (retired)
    7%
  • Garage Cleaner Heavy Work
    7%
  • Gardener Supervisor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    63%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    13%
  • Hotel Proprietress
    7%
  • Shopkeeper
    7%

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

Waitman Historical Records

What Waitman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Waitman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waitman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Waitman

Passenger List

There are 198 immigration records available for the last name Waitman. 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 572 military records available for the last name Waitman. For the veterans among your Waitman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waitman Life Expectancy

What is the average Waitman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Waitman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Waitman in 1952 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waitman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waitman 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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