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Ballman Name Meaning

variant of German Ballmann. Ballman is also found in Britain, where it may be a respelling of the German surname (see 1) or alternatively a variant of the English surname Balman, which is from an Old English personal name Bealdmann.

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


Similar surnames: Allman, Billman, Hallman, Wallman, Baalman, Kallman, Bullman, Pollman

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Where is the Ballman family from?

You can see how Ballman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Ballman families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Ballman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ballman families in 1911.
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What did your Ballman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ballman. 27% of Ballman men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Ballman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballman were Clerk and Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ballman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballman 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Ballman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Ballman. For the veterans among your Ballman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ballman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ballman in 1955 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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