Wideman Family History

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Wideman Name Meaning

German (Widemann): from the Germanic personal name Widiman, composed of witu ‘wood’ or wit ‘wide’, ‘broad’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Weidmann ‘huntsman’. Americanized form of Swedish Widman.

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

Similar surnames: Widman, Wireman, Wiseman, Wierman, Wildman, Weideman, Wileman

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Wideman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wideman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wideman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Wideman Family Origin

Where is the Wideman family from?

Wideman Family Occupations

What did your Wideman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wideman family was Farming. The most common Wideman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Wideman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wideman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Labor

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wideman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wideman Historical Records

What Wideman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Wideman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wideman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 947 immigration records available for the last name Wideman. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Wideman. For the veterans among your Wideman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wideman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wideman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wideman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wideman in 1948 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wideman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wideman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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