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Belman Surname Meaning

Spanish: unexplained. This surname is most common in Mexico. Americanized form of German Bellmann (see Bellman ). English: variant of Bellman . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle) + Yiddish man ‘husband’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Selman, Helman, Berman, Elman, Kelman, Abelman, Belan, Bellman

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Where is the Belman family from?

You can see how Belman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Belman families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Belman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Belman families in 1911.
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What did your Belman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belman. 26% of Belman men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Belman women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belman were Salesman and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Trimmer
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Belman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belman 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 905 immigration records available for the last name Belman. 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 370 military records available for the last name Belman. For the veterans among your Belman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Belman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Belman in 1943 was 64, and 62 in 2004.

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