Oatman Family History

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Oatman Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Oudeman, Oudmans, or Outmans, nicknames denoting an old man, though the last may also be a variant of Houtman, a habitational name for someone from a place named Ter Hout or a topographic name for someone who lived by a wood or copse, from Middle Dutch houte ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Tatman, Patman, Oakman, Oman, Radman, Osman, Boatman, Layman, Ostman

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Oatman Family Origin

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Oatman Family Occupations

What did your Oatman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oatman. 21% of Oatman men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Oatman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oatman were Farm Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    11%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Oatman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Oatman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oatman 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 604 immigration records available for the last name Oatman. 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 Oatman. For the veterans among your Oatman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oatman Life Expectancy

What is the average Oatman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oatman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Oatman in 1954 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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