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Moorman Name Meaning

English (Isle of Wight and Gloucestershire): topographic or occupational name from Middle English more ‘moor marsh fen’ + man ‘man’ either in the sense ‘person who lives on a moor’ or ‘official who is responsible for an area of moor or the grazing on it’. Dutch: variant of Moerman . Americanized form of North German Moormann: variant of Mohrmann . This surname (of any of the three possible origins; see also 1 and 2 above) is also found among African Americans. Compare Moman .

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


Similar surnames: Moerman, Moormann, Morman, Norman, Mohrman, Orman, Mohrmann, Gorman

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Where is the Moorman family from?

You can see how Moorman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moorman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moorman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Moorman families living in Ohio. This was about 26% of all the recorded Moorman's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Moorman families in 1840.
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What did your Moorman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moorman. 22% of Moorman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Moorman women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moorman were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Moorman. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Moorman. For the veterans among your Moorman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moorman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Moorman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Moorman in 1941 was 65, and 72 in 2004.

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