Workman Family History

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Workman Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Similar surnames: Wortman, Horsman, Parkman, Kirkman, Monkman, Werkman, Dorman, Orman

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Workman Family Origin

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Workman Family Occupations

What did your Workman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Workman. 12% of Workman men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Workman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Workman were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Retired
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Workman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 129,000 census records available for the last name Workman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Workman 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 Workman. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Workman. For the veterans among your Workman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Workman Life Expectancy

What is the average Workman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Workman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Workman in 1941 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Workman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Workman 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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