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Susman Family History

Susman Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Süssmann or a variant spelling of Jewish Sussman (see Sussman). This is also found as a Slovenian name.

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


Similar surnames: Gusman, Sussman, Zusman, Furman, Rutman, Seeman, Sturman, Osman

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Where is the Susman family from?

You can see how Susman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Susman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Susman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Susman families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Susman's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Susman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Susman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Susman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Susman. 27% of Susman men worked as a Salesman and 21% of Susman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Susman were Machinist and Waitress.

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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

  • Salesman
    27%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Susman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Susman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Susman. 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 766 military records available for the last name Susman. For the veterans among your Susman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Susman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Susman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Susman in 1953 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

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