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Markman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a market trader from Yiddish mark ‘marketplace’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Markmann: status name for someone who lived on an area of land that was marked off from village land or woodland from Middle High German mark ‘marked land’ or ‘border land’ (see Marker ) + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Parkman, Barkman, Backman, Marsman, Warman, Jackman, Hackman, Packman

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Where is the Markman family from?

You can see how Markman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Markman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Markman family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Markman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Markman families in 1840.
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What did your Markman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Markman. 13% of Markman men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Markman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Markman were Farmer and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Markman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markman 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 Markman. 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 981 military records available for the last name Markman. For the veterans among your Markman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Markman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Markman in 1945 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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