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Wortmann Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived on a raised secure site Middle Low German wort + man ‘man’. Compare Worth

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


Similar surnames: Portmann, Wortman, Fortmann, Woltmann, Ostmann, Horstmann, Borgmann

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Where is the Wortmann family from?

You can see how Wortmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wortmann family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Wortmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 30 Wortmann families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wortmann's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Wortmann families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wortmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wortmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wortmann. 36% of Wortmann men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Wortmann women worked as a House Work. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Farm Operator
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wortmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wortmann 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wortmann. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wortmann. For the veterans among your Wortmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wortmann lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wortmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wortmann in 1950 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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