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Letterman Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a short person from Middle Dutch luttel littel lettel ‘small’. Americanized form of German Lettermann: elaborated form of Lett Americanized form of German Lettermann: habitational name for someone from Letter near Hanover.

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


Similar surnames: Ketterman, Kitterman, Batterman, Leiterman, Lederman, Peterman

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Where is the Letterman family from?

You can see how Letterman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Letterman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Letterman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Letterman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Letterman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Letterman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Letterman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Letterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Letterman. 36% of Letterman men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Letterman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Letterman were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Letterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Letterman 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 378 immigration records available for the last name Letterman. 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 Letterman. For the veterans among your Letterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Letterman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Letterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Letterman in 1943 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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