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Horsman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who had to do with horses (e.g. a mounted soldier a groom or a horse dealer) from Middle English horsman (Old English hors + mann). Dutch: variant of Horstman .

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


Similar surnames: Hardman, Forman, Wortman, Workman, Herdman, Housman, Rosman, Hodgman

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Where is the Horsman family from?

You can see how Horsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horsman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horsman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Horsman families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Horsman's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Horsman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horsman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Horsman. 20% of Horsman men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Horsman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horsman were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    31%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Horsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Horsman. For the veterans among your Horsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horsman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Horsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Horsman in 1945 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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