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Waldmann Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or alternatively an occupational name for a forest warden from Middle High German waltman literally ‘forest man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Waldman .

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


Similar surnames: Waldman, Feldmann, Altmann, Salzmann, Weidmann, Dallmann, Wildman

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Where is the Waldmann family from?

You can see how Waldmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waldmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Waldmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Waldmann families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Waldmann's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Waldmann families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waldmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waldmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waldmann. 26% of Waldmann men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Waldmann women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waldmann were Accountant and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Accountant
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Office Work
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Waldmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldmann 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Waldmann. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Waldmann. For the veterans among your Waldmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waldmann lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Waldmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Waldmann in 1957 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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