Truman Family History

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Truman Name Meaning

English (mainly East Midlands): variant spelling of Trueman. Jewish (from Latvia): habitational name for someone from a Latvian village, the Russian name of which is Trumany. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Trumann, a variant of Trautmann.

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

Similar surnames: Trueman, Rutman, Truan, Ruman, Rudman, Trotman, Ryman, Ruan, Lauman

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Truman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Truman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Truman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Truman Family Origin

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Truman Family Occupations

What did your Truman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Truman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Truman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Truman family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Truman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Truman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Truman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Truman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Truman. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Truman. For the veterans among your Truman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Truman Life Expectancy

What is the average Truman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Truman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Truman in 1943 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Truman 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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