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Inman Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house from Middle English inn ‘abode lodging’ + man ‘man’. Until recently there was in England a technical distinction between an inn where lodgings were available as well as alcoholic beverages and a tavern which offered only the latter.

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

Similar surnames: Kinman, Zinman, Wyman, Ingman, Edman, Aikman, Osman, Byman, Lipman

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Where is the Inman family from?

You can see how Inman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Inman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Inman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Inman families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Inman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Inman families in 1840.
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What did your Inman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Inman. 22% of Inman men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Inman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Inman were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 128,000 census records available for the last name Inman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Inman. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Inman. For the veterans among your Inman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Inman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Inman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Inman in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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