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Wakman Family History

Wakman Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Warman, Waxman, Wadman, Wakeman, Oakman, Wagman, Eakman, Wikman

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Where is the Wakman family from?

You can see how Wakman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wakman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wakman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Wakman families living in London. This was about 70% of all the recorded Wakman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wakman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wakman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wakman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wakman. 72% of Wakman men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Wakman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wakman were Farmer and Mill Hand. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    72%
  • Farmer
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Mill Hand
    50%
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What Wakman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 649 census records available for the last name Wakman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wakman 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 186 immigration records available for the last name Wakman. 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 46 military records available for the last name Wakman. For the veterans among your Wakman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wakman lifespan?

Average Wakman life expectancy in 1974 was 87 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

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