Wyman Family History

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Wyman Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wymund, Old English Wigmund (composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + mund ‘protection’), reinforced by the cognate Old Norse form Vígmundr, introduced by Scandinavian settlers in northern England.

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

Similar surnames: Lyman, Wyma, Eyman, Edman, Wiman, Inman, Wyant, Twyman, Osman, Wynn

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Wyman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wyman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wyman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Wyman Family Origin

Where is the Wyman family from?

Wyman Family Occupations

What did your Wyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wyman. The most common Wyman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Wyman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wyman family was Carman.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carman


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

Wyman Historical Records

What Wyman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Wyman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wyman 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wyman. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Wyman. For the veterans among your Wyman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wyman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wyman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wyman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wyman in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wyman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wyman 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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