Zeman Family History

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Zeman Name Meaning

Czech: status name for a yeoman farmer or small landowner, Czech zeman (a derivative of zem ‘land’). This is one of the most common Czech surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Seman, Neman, Beman, Deman, Zeeman, Werman, Zaman, Belman, Ulman

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Zeman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Zeman name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


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Zeman Family Origin

Where is the Zeman family from?

Zeman Family Occupations

What did your Zeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zeman family was Blacksmith. The most common Zeman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Zeman's were Farmers. Farmer, Segar Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zeman.

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  • Farmer

  • Segar Maker

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Zeman Historical Records

What Zeman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Zeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Zeman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Zeman. For the veterans among your Zeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeman Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Zeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Zeman in 1948 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zeman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zeman 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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