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Belman Family History

Belman Name Meaning

Hispanic (Mexico): unexplained. Altered spelling of German Bellmann (see Bellman). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle) + Yiddish man ‘husband’.

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


Similar surnames: Selman, Helman, Berman, Elman, Kelman, Abelman, Belan, Bellman

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Where is the Belman family from?

You can see how Belman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Belman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Belman's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Belman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belman. 26% of Belman men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Belman women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belman were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Belman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belman 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 905 immigration records available for the last name Belman. 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 370 military records available for the last name Belman. For the veterans among your Belman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Belman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Belman in 1943 was 64, and 62 in 2004.

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