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Alsman Name Meaning

German (Alsmann): probably from a Germanic personal name composed with a shortened form of adal ‘noble’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Allman, Asman, Elfman, Osman, Ossman, Aleman, Kallman, Altmann

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Where is the Alsman family from?

You can see how Alsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alsman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alsman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Alsman families living in Indiana. This was about 78% of all the recorded Alsman's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Alsman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alsman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alsman. 38% of Alsman men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Alsman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alsman were Salesman and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Alsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alsman 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 65 immigration records available for the last name Alsman. 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 339 military records available for the last name Alsman. For the veterans among your Alsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alsman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Alsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Alsman in 1954 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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