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Lehman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Lehmann . Compare Layman Leaman Leeman and Leman . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Lehmann .

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


Similar surnames: Lehmann, Lerman, Lehrman, Leman, Lechman, Leiman, Leaman, Lipman

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Where is the Lehman family from?

You can see how Lehman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lehman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lehman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 210 Lehman families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Lehman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lehman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lehman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lehman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lehman. 44% of Lehman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Lehman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lehman were Student 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
    44%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Student
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Servant
    14%
  • Nurse
    14%
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Census Records

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Lehman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lehman 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Lehman. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Lehman. For the veterans among your Lehman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lehman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lehman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lehman in 1943 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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