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Letterman Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a short person, from Middle Dutch luttel, littel, lettel ‘small’. German (Lettermann): elaborated form of Lett 2. German (Lettermann): habitational name for someone from Letter, near Hannover.

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

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

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Letterman Family Origin

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Letterman Family Occupations

What did your Letterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Letterman. The most common Letterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Letterman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Letterman family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Machinist

  • Blacksmith


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

Letterman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Letterman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Letterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Letterman 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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