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Omans Family History

Omans Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from Oman Possibly an altered form of Dutch Oomens a patronymic from a derivative of an ancient Germanic personal name composed of ōd ‘property possession’ + māri mēri ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Romans, Oman, Emans, Muns, Osman, Evans, Ovens, Mars, Mays, Homans

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Where is the Omans family from?

You can see how Omans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Omans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Omans families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Omans families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Omans's in USA. New York had the highest population of Omans families in 1840.
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What did your Omans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Omans. 20% of Omans men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Omans women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Omans were Farming and Finisher. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Finisher
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Omans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Omans 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 133 immigration records available for the last name Omans. 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 450 military records available for the last name Omans. For the veterans among your Omans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Omans lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Omans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Omans in 1965 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

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