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Massman Family History

Massman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of North German Massmann.

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


Similar surnames: Wassman, Massmann, Mossman, Cashman, Hashman, Wissman, Ashman

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Where is the Massman family from?

You can see how Massman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Massman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Massman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Massman families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Massman's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Massman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Massman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Massman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Massman. 28% of Massman men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Massman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Massman were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Massman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massman 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 781 immigration records available for the last name Massman. 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 793 military records available for the last name Massman. For the veterans among your Massman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Massman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Massman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Massman in 1957 was 62, and 86 in 2004.

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