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Wachsman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wachsmann . Jewish (Ashkenazic): cognate of 1 above a variant of Wachs with the addition of the Yiddish suffix man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Nachtman, Lachmann, Bachmann, Wachtman, Lachman, Bachman, Jackman

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Where is the Wachsman family from?

You can see how Wachsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wachsman family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Wachsman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Wachsman families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Wachsman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wachsman families in 1880.
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What did your Wachsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wachsman. 37% of Wachsman men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Wachsman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wachsman were Broker and Secretary. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Broker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wachsman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 362 military records available for the last name Wachsman. For the veterans among your Wachsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wachsman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wachsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wachsman in 1955 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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