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Wertman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wertmann: variant of Werthmann or in some instances an Americanized form of the same name.

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


Similar surnames: Westman, Werman, Wortman, Werthman, German, Wartman, Weyman, Werkman

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Where is the Wertman family from?

You can see how Wertman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wertman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wertman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Wertman families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Wertman's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Wertman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wertman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wertman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wertman. 24% of Wertman men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Wertman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wertman were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    19%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wertman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wertman 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 557 immigration records available for the last name Wertman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wertman. For the veterans among your Wertman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wertman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wertman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wertman in 1944 was 23, and 68 in 2004.

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