Wideman Family History

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Wideman Name Meaning

German (Widemann): from the Germanic personal name Widiman, composed of witu ‘wood’ or wit ‘wide’, ‘broad’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Weidmann ‘huntsman’. Americanized form of Swedish Widman.

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

Similar surnames: Widman, Wireman, Wiseman, Wierman, Wildman, Weideman, Wileman

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Wideman Family Origin

Where is the Wideman family from?

Wideman Family Occupations

What did your Wideman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wideman. 10% of Wideman men worked as a labourer and 67% of Wideman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wideman were Engineer (worsted Mill) and Small Wire Drawer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • labourer
  • Brickyard Labourer
  • Civil Servantclerk
  • Engineer (worsted Mill)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cap Twister
  • Cotton Turner Piese
  • Small Wire Drawer

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

Wideman Historical Records

What Wideman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Wideman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wideman 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 Wideman

Passenger List

There are 947 immigration records available for the last name Wideman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wideman. For the veterans among your Wideman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wideman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wideman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wideman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wideman in 1948 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wideman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wideman 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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