14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Footman Family History

Footman Name Meaning
English: from Middle English fotman, applied in various senses, but most probably an occupational name for a foot soldier, or possibly for an attendant or servant (a meaning first recorded in late Middle English).

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

28,369 Historical Documents with Footman on Ancestry.com
8,754 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
590 Military Records
405 Immigration Records
7,776 Census and Voter Lists
10,844 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Footman Families

  • Number of Footman families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Footman families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Footman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Footman census records

You can see how Footman families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Footman census records >

Footman Family Origin

Click on a place to view Footman immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Footman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Footman immigration records >

Footman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Footman immigration records

You can find out when most of the Footman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Footman immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Footman

Click on a circle in the chart to view Footman birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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.

View all Footman ancestors in the SSDI

Footman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Footman census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Footman ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Footman census records >

Footman Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Footman military records >

Message Board about Footman 24 Threads, 67 Messages

Look up another family name
×