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Inman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, Middle English innmann, from Old English inn ‘abode’, ‘lodging’ + mann ‘man’. Until recently there was in England a technical distinction between an inn, where lodgings were available as well as alcoholic beverages, and a tavern, which offered only the latter.

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


Similar surnames: Kinman, Zinman, Wyman, Ingman, Edman, Aikman, Osman, Byman, Lipman

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Where is the Inman family from?

You can see how Inman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Inman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Inman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 944 Inman families living in Yorkshire. This was about 49% of all the recorded Inman's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Inman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Inman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Inman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Inman. 12% of Inman men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Inman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Inman were Joiner and Unpaid Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Joiner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 128,000 census records available for the last name Inman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Inman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Inman. For the veterans among your Inman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Inman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Inman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Inman in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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