Wortman Family History

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Wortman Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of vegetables or of medicinal herbs and spices, from Middle English wurt, wort ‘plant’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a reliable person who could be trusted to keep his word, from Yiddish vort, German Wort ‘word’ + man, Mann ‘man’. Americanized spelling of German Wortmann.

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


Similar surnames: Workman, Wortmann, Portman, Ortman, Wartman, Wohlman, Dorman, Wertman

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Wortman Family Origin

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Wortman Family Occupations

What did your Wortman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wortman. The most common Wortman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wortman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wortman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Wortman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wortman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wortman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wortman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wortman. For the veterans among your Wortman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wortman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wortman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wortman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wortman in 1943 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wortman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wortman 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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