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Lyman Family History

Lyman Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman).Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

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

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Name Distribution of Lyman Families

  • Number of Lyman families
     191 - 380
     64 - 190
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lyman families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lyman families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lyman Family Origin

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Lyman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lyman

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Lyman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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