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Kirkman Name Meaning

Northern English: from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + man ‘man’, hence an occupational name for a man who looked after a church. German (Kirkmann): see Kirchman.

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


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

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Kirkman Family Origin

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Kirkman Family Occupations

What did your Kirkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kirkman family was Keeping House. The most common Kirkman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Kirkman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirkman.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Kirkman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Kirkman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirkman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirkman 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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