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Notman Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: probably an occupational name for a dealer in nuts, from Middle English not(e), nut + man, although Black expresses reservations about this derivation, and it may perhaps be an occupational name for the ‘servant (Middle English man) of someone called Nott’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a poor man, from German Not ‘need’, ‘want’ + Mann ‘man’. Respelling of German Nothmann, from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German not ‘distress’, ‘force’ + man ‘man’. North German: from Middle Low German note ‘companion’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Norman, Cotman, Osman, Rozman, Putman, Wortman, Rotman, Oman, Gutman

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Where is the Notman family from?

You can see how Notman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Notman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Notman families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 22 Notman families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Notman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Notman families in 1911.
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What did your Notman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Notman. 50% of Notman men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Notman. 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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There are 882 military records available for the last name Notman. For the veterans among your Notman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Notman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Notman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Notman in 1962 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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