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Workman Family History

Workman Name Meaning
English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

1,156,997 Historical Documents with Workman on Ancestry.com
200,468 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,880 Military Records
7,708 Immigration Records
123,392 Census and Voter Lists
802,549 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Workman Families

  • Number of Workman families
     196 - 389
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Workman families
     338 - 673
     113 - 337
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Workman families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Workman census records

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Workman Family Origin

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Workman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Workman

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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.

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Workman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Workman census records

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Workman Civil War Service Records

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