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Hinman Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire):: probably an occupational name for someone who looked after the hens from Middle English hen(ne) ‘hen’ + man ‘man’ though in some instances it may have been used for the servant (Middle English man) of a man called Hann or Henn (see Hann and Henn ). variant of Inman with prosthetic H-.

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


Similar surnames: Kinman, Hilman, Higman, Henman, Ingman, Inmon, Chipman, Hineman

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Where is the Hinman family from?

You can see how Hinman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hinman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hinman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 129 Hinman families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Hinman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hinman families in 1840.
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What did your Hinman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hinman. 17% of Hinman men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Hinman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hinman were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Hinman. For the veterans among your Hinman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hinman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hinman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hinman in 1943 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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