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Gayman Name Meaning

English: occupational name meaning ‘servant of Gay’. French: from a Germanic personal name Gaidman or Gaidmar, of which the first element is gaida ‘point (of a lance)’. German (Gaymann): variant of Gau 1, reinforced by the addition of man ‘man’. Americanized spelling of German Gehmann (see Gehman).

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


Similar surnames: Rayman, Gaymon, Hayman, Layman, German, Waxman, Bayman, Garman

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Where is the Gayman family from?

You can see how Gayman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gayman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gayman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Gayman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gayman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gayman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gayman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gayman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gayman. 23% of Gayman men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Gayman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gayman 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gayman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gayman 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Gayman. 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 668 military records available for the last name Gayman. For the veterans among your Gayman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gayman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gayman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gayman in 1943 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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