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Rethman Name Meaning

North German (Rethmann): topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew, from Middle Low German ret ‘reed’.

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


Similar surnames: Rothman, Rehmann, Rittman, Kathman, Gathman, Wehman, Rahman, Rebhan

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Rethman Family Origin

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Rethman Family Occupations

What did your Rethman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rethman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Rethman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rethman family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpet Weaver and Iron Molder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rethman.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Carpet Weaver

    20%
  • Iron Molder

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rethman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rethman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rethman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rethman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rethman. 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 Rethman. For the veterans among your Rethman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rethman Life Expectancy

What is the average Rethman lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Rethman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rethman in 1964 was 62, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rethman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rethman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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