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Lehmann Name Meaning

German: status name for a feudal tenant or vassal Middle High German lēheman lēnman (from lēhen ‘to hold land as a feudal tenant’ + man ‘man’). The tenant held land on loan for the duration of his life in return for rent or service but was not free to transfer or divide it. See also Lehman . Jewish (western Ashkenazic): from the personal name Lehmann perhaps related to Leo

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ehmann, Rehmann, Lehrmann, Heumann, Bermann, Lehman, Ahmann, Rebmann

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Where is the Lehmann family from?

You can see how Lehmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lehmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Lehmann families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lehmann's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lehmann families in 1840.
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What did your Lehmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lehmann. 18% of Lehmann men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lehmann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lehmann were Machinist and Maid. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Lehmann. For the veterans among your Lehmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehmann lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lehmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lehmann in 1946 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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