Footman Family History

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Footman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fotman, applied in various senses, but most probably an occupational name for a foot soldier, or possibly for an attendant or servant (a meaning first recorded in late Middle English).

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


Similar surnames: Goodman, Coltman, Wortman, Boatman, Hoopman, Florman, Koopman

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Footman Family Origin

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Footman Family Occupations

What did your Footman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Footman. The most common Footman occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Footman's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Footman family was Teamster.

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  • Laborer

    43%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Teamster

    5%

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

Footman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Footman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Footman 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 Footman. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Footman. For the veterans among your Footman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Footman Life Expectancy

What is the average Footman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Footman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Footman in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Footman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Footman 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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