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Horsman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who had to do with horses (e.g. a mounted soldier a groom or a horse dealer) from Middle English horsman (Old English hors + mann). Dutch: variant of Horstman .

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


Similar surnames: Hardman, Forman, Wortman, Workman, Herdman, Housman, Rosman, Hodgman

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Where is the Horsman family from?

You can see how Horsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horsman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horsman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 117 Horsman families living in New Brunswick. This was about 81% of all the recorded Horsman's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Horsman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horsman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Horsman. 71% of Horsman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Horsman women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horsman were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    71%
  • Trackman
    10%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Nurse
    34%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Horsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Horsman. For the veterans among your Horsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horsman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Horsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Horsman in 1945 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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