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Showman Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Schaumann (see Schauman).

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

Similar surnames: Shewman, Snowman, Sherman, Shurman, Homan, Hayman, Showerman, Shelman

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Where is the Showman family from?

You can see how Showman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Showman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Showman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Showman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Showman's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Showman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Showman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Showman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Showman. 26% of Showman men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Showman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Showman were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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What Showman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Showman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Showman 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Showman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Showman. For the veterans among your Showman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Showman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Showman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Showman in 1957 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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