Widman Family History

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Widman Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an uncertain element, possibly Old Swedish viþr ‘wood’, ‘forest’ or from a place name formed with Old Swedish vid ‘wide’ + man ‘man’. Altered spelling of German Widmann.

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


Similar surnames: Wiman, Wideman, Wikman, Wedman, Radman, Waldman, Wildman, Kidman

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Widman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Widman name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • European Jewish

    10%

  • Sweden

    5%

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Widman Family Origin

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Widman Family Occupations

What did your Widman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Widman family was Engineer. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widman. The most common Widman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Widman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Saloon Keeper

    5%
  • Cooper

    4%
  • Engineer

    4%

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

Widman Historical Records

What Widman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Widman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Widman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Widman. For the veterans among your Widman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widman Life Expectancy

What is the average Widman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Widman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Widman in 1950 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widman 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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