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Footman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fotman, applied in various senses, but most probably an occupational name for a foot soldier, or possibly for an attendant or servant (a meaning first recorded in late Middle English).

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


Similar surnames: Goodman, Coltman, Wortman, Boatman, Hoopman, Florman, Koopman

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Footman Family Origin

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Footman Family Occupations

What did your Footman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Footman family was Teamster. Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Footman. The most common Footman occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Footman's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    43%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Teamster

    5%

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Footman Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Footman ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Footman Life Expectancy

What is the average Footman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, Footman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Footman in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Footman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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