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Wasserman Name Meaning

German (Wassermann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): German topographic name or Jewish ornamental or occupational name from Middle High German wazzer, German Wasser, Yiddish vaser ‘water’ + Middle High German -man ‘man’, Yiddish -man (see Wasser). This surname is also established in Sweden.

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


Similar surnames: Waterman, Walterman, Wesselman, Kaiserman, Werman, Angerman

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Where is the Wasserman family from?

You can see how Wasserman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wasserman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wasserman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 45 Wasserman families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Wasserman's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wasserman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wasserman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wasserman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wasserman. 17% of Wasserman men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Wasserman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wasserman were Tailor and Stenographer.

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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
    17%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Tailor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Wasserman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wasserman 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Wasserman. 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 Wasserman. For the veterans among your Wasserman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wasserman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wasserman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wasserman in 1946 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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