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Wyman Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wymund Wymond (Old English Wīgmund composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + mund ‘protection’). In Lincolnshire Leicestershire and Norfolk the personal name may be the Old Norse cognate Vigmundr Vimund. Americanized form of North German Weimann . Compare Wiman .

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

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

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Where is the Wyman family from?

You can see how Wyman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wyman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wyman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 190 Wyman families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Wyman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wyman families in 1891.
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What did your Wyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wyman. 15% of Wyman men worked as a Gardener and 74% of Wyman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wyman were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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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

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Postman
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wyman. 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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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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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.

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