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Passman Family History

Passman Name Meaning

English: occupational name or status name from the Middle English personal name Passe (see Pass ) + man denoting the servant of a man named Passe. Americanized form of German Passmann: variant of Pass 3 with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Pass 4 with the addition of Yiddish man ‘man’. In North America this surname is also an altered form of the variant Passmann formed with German Mann ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hassman, Bassman, Kassman, Mossman, Packman, Gassman, Rossman

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Where is the Passman family from?

You can see how Passman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Passman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Passman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Passman families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Passman's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Passman families in 1840.
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What did your Passman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Passman. 24% of Passman men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Passman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Passman were Farm Laborer and Farmer. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Passman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Passman 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 908 immigration records available for the last name Passman. 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 794 military records available for the last name Passman. For the veterans among your Passman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Passman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Passman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Passman in 1962 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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