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Gusman Name Meaning

Spanish (Gusmán): variant of Spanish Guzmán (see Guzman). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a metalworker, from Yiddish gus ‘casting’ + man ‘man’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Güssmann (see Gussman).

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


Similar surnames: Gosman, Gussman, Gutman, Guzman, Gurman, Susman, Osman, Rutman

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Where is the Gusman family from?

You can see how Gusman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gusman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gusman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gusman families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gusman's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Gusman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gusman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gusman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gusman. 45% of Gusman men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Gusman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gusman were Carpenter 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
    45%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Gusman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gusman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gusman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gusman. For the veterans among your Gusman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gusman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gusman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gusman in 1947 was 53, and 66 in 2004.

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