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Waterman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter (see Water 1). English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water (see Water 2). Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a water-carrier. Compare 2 above.

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

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Waterman Family Origin

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Waterman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Waterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Waterman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Waterman family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterman.

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Waterman Historical Records

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Waterman Life Expectancy

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