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Michelman Name Meaning

German (Michelmann): patronymic or pet form of the personal name Michel, a variant of Michael. English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of a man called Michel (see Mitchell).

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


Similar surnames: Michelson, Michelsen, Deckelman, Mehlman, Inselman, Fackelman

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Where is the Michelman family from?

You can see how Michelman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michelman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Michelman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Michelman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Michelman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Michelman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Michelman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Michelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Michelman. 27% of Michelman men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Michelman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michelman were Manager and Clerk. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Self Clerk
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Michelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michelman 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 420 immigration records available for the last name Michelman. 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 147 military records available for the last name Michelman. For the veterans among your Michelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michelman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Michelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Michelman in 1962 was 64, and 83 in 2004.

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