Horsman Family History

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Horsman Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a stable worker, from Old English hors ‘horse’ + mann ‘man’. It is unlikely to have been a nickname for a skilled rider, for in the Middle Ages the maintenance and use of a horse was far beyond the means of the mass of common people.

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

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

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Horsman Family Origin

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Horsman Family Occupations

What did your Horsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Horsman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Horsman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Oysterman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horsman. A less common occupation for the Horsman family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Oysterman

  • Carpenter


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

Horsman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Horsman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horsman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horsman 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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