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Talman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from taelman, taleman ‘lawyer’, ‘orator’. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German (Thalmann): topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, composed of the elements tal ‘valley’ + man ‘man’. Compare Dallmann.

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


Similar surnames: Salman, Rayman, Waldman, Hallman, Tolman, Tilman, Kelman, Kalman

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Where is the Talman family from?

You can see how Talman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Talman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Talman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Talman families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Talman's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Talman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Talman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Talman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Talman. 30% of Talman men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Talman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Talman were Farmer and Weaver.

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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
    30%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Weaver
    12%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Talman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Talman 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 794 immigration records available for the last name Talman. 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 928 military records available for the last name Talman. For the veterans among your Talman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Talman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Talman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Talman in 1963 was 77, and 93 in 2004.

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