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Jackman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of someone who bore the personal name Jack. English: Americanized form of French Jacquème (see James). Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. Americanized spelling of German Jachmann or Jackmann, from a Czech pet form of a name ultimately from the Biblical name Yochanam (see John) + Middle High German man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Hackman, Packman, Backman, Hickman, Markman, Buckman, Luckman

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Where is the Jackman family from?

You can see how Jackman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jackman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jackman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 236 Jackman families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Jackman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jackman families in 1911.
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What did your Jackman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jackman. 42% of Jackman men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Jackman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jackman were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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
    42%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Domestic
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Jackman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jackman 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Jackman. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Jackman. For the veterans among your Jackman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jackman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jackman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jackman in 1944 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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