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Marsman Surname Meaning

Dutch:: topographic name for a dweller in marshland from Middle Dutch marsch mersch ‘marsh alluvial land by a watercourse’ + man ‘man’. occupational name for a traveling salesman from Middle Dutch me(e)rseman maers(e)man.

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


Similar surnames: Mersman, Markman, Mesman, Parkman, Marshman, Warman, Hartman, Harman

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Where is the Marsman family from?

You can see how Marsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marsman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Marsman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 51 Marsman families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Marsman's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Marsman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marsman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cooper was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Marsman. 48% of Marsman men worked as a Cooper. .

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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

  • Cooper
    48%
  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Marsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marsman 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 532 immigration records available for the last name Marsman. 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 93 military records available for the last name Marsman. For the veterans among your Marsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marsman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Marsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Marsman in 1962 was 72, and 82 in 2004.

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