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Laman Family History

Laman Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of Dutch Leeman.

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


Similar surnames: Leman, Claman, Laban, Daman, Lamar, Lauman, Layman, Kaman, Lamon

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Where is the Laman family from?

You can see how Laman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Laman families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Laman's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Laman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laman. 20% of Laman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Laman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laman were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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What Laman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Laman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Laman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Laman. For the veterans among your Laman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Laman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Laman in 1962 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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