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Wohlman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wohlmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname: nickname from Middle High German Middle Low German wol ‘pleasant’ (German Wohl ‘well-being’; see Wohl ) with the addition of Middle High German Yiddish man (German Mann) ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Wollman, Mehlman, Wortman, Kohrman, Kohlman, Gohman, Poelman

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Where is the Wohlman family from?

You can see how Wohlman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wohlman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wohlman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Wohlman families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wohlman's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wohlman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wohlman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wohlman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wohlman. 27% of Wohlman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Wohlman women worked as a 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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Janitor
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wohlman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wohlman 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 327 immigration records available for the last name Wohlman. 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 242 military records available for the last name Wohlman. For the veterans among your Wohlman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wohlman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wohlman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wohlman in 1963 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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