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Waterman Family History

Waterman Name Meaning
English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter (see Water 1).English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water (see Water 2).Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a water-carrier. Compare 2 above.

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

915,428 Historical Documents with Waterman on Ancestry.com
162,848 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,724 Military Records
13,165 Immigration Records
134,123 Census and Voter Lists
587,568 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Waterman Families

  • Number of Waterman families
     244 - 486
     82 - 243
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Waterman families
     266 - 530
     89 - 265
     1 - 88
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Waterman families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Waterman census records

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Waterman Family Origin

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Waterman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Waterman

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Waterman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Waterman census records

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Waterman Civil War Service Records

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