Workman Family History

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Workman Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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


Similar surnames: Wortman, Horsman, Parkman, Kirkman, Monkman, Werkman, Dorman, Orman

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Workman Family Origin

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Workman Family Occupations

What did your Workman ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Workman. A less common occupation for the Workman family was Keeping House. The most common Workman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Workman's were Farmers.

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Workman Historical Records

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Workman Life Expectancy

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