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Werkman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a craftsman artisan or builder from Middle Dutch wercman. Americanized form of German Werkmann a cognate of 1 above from Middle High German wërcman.

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


Similar surnames: Kerkman, Werman, Workman, Kerzman, Markman, Wartman, Mersman, Perman

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Where is the Werkman family from?

You can see how Werkman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Werkman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Werkman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 41 Werkman families living in Michigan. This was about 68% of all the recorded Werkman's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Werkman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Werkman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Werkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Werkman. 25% of Werkman men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Werkman women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Werkman were Brakeman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Brakeman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Werkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Werkman 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Werkman. 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 314 military records available for the last name Werkman. For the veterans among your Werkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Werkman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Werkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Werkman in 1953 was 49, and 55 in 2004.

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