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Kirkman Family History

Kirkman Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): from Middle English kirkman ‘clergyman; churchwarden; lay official responsible for church finances’. Americanized form of German Kirchmann a cognate of 1 above or of its North German cognate Kerkmann (see Kerkman ) and a very rare variant Kirkmann.

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


Similar surnames: Kerkman, Kinman, Hickman, Parkman, Kirkland, Kidman, Markman, Aikman

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Where is the Kirkman family from?

You can see how Kirkman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirkman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirkman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 24 Kirkman families living in North Carolina. This was about 37% of all the recorded Kirkman's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Kirkman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirkman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kirkman. 17% of Kirkman men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Kirkman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirkman were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Kirkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirkman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirkman. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kirkman. For the veterans among your Kirkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirkman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kirkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kirkman in 1942 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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