Headman Family History

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Headman Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English hefdman ‘chief’, ‘headman’, ‘leader’ (Old English hefodman).

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

Similar surnames: Herdman, Holdman, Wadman, Henman, Heathman, Heldman, Hudman, Cadman

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Headman Family Origin

Where is the Headman family from?

Headman Family Occupations

What did your Headman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Headman family was Potter. The most common Headman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Headman's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Headman.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer

  • Potter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Headman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Headman Historical Records

What Headman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Headman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Headman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 572 immigration records available for the last name Headman. 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 Card

There are 616 military records available for the last name Headman. For the veterans among your Headman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Headman Life Expectancy

What is the average Headman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Headman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Headman in 1954 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Headman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Headman 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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