Waldman Family History

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Waldman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish wald ‘forest’ + man ‘man’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so in most cases this is probably an ornamental name. In other cases it many be a metonymic occupational name for someone whose job was connected with forestry, such as a woodcutter or lumber merchant. Americanized spelling of German Waldmann. English: topographic name for a forest dweller, from Old English w(e)ald ‘forest’ + mann ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Waldmann, Wallman, Wildman, Holdman, Waxman, Wadman, Allman, Sandman

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Waldman Family Origin

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Waldman Family Occupations

What did your Waldman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Machinist, Income From English Language and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waldman. The most common Waldman occupation in the UK was Boot Machinist. 20% of Waldman's were Boot Machinists. A less common occupation for the Waldman family was Picture Frame Maker.

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  • Boot Machinist

  • Income From English Language

  • Joiner

  • Picture Frame Maker


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

Waldman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Waldman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldman 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Waldman. For the veterans among your Waldman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waldman Life Expectancy

What is the average Waldman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Waldman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Waldman in 1942 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waldman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waldman 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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