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Trueman Family History

Trueman Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English treu(e) trew(e) trow(e) tru(e) ‘faithful’ (Old English trēow) + -man denoting a loyal or trustworthy person. Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish Treumann composed of German treu ‘true faithful’ + Mann ‘man’ or any of its variants such as Trejman or cognates.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Thurman, Truman, Rudman, Tubman, Turman, Buxman, Krausman, Freeman

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Where is the Trueman family from?

You can see how Trueman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trueman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trueman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 239 Trueman families living in Yorkshire. This was about 12% of all the recorded Trueman's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Trueman families in 1891.
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What did your Trueman 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 Trueman. 13% of Trueman men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Trueman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trueman were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties. .

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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
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Trueman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trueman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Trueman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Trueman. For the veterans among your Trueman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trueman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Trueman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Trueman in 1952 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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