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Oman Name Meaning

Swedish (also Öman): ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island. Scottish and English: variant of Hammond. Slovenian: topographic name from oman, the name of a plant (in English known as elecampane or meadow fleabane; Latin genus name Inula). Slovenian: perhaps a medieval status name from a Slovenian spelling of German Bavarian Amtmann ‘official’ (see Ammann). Compare Aman, Amon.

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

Similar surnames: Man, Boman, Osman, Orman, Olan, Roman, Oxman, Homan, Omar, Bean

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Where is the Oman family from?

You can see how Oman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 33 Oman families living in Northwest Territories. This was about 27% of all the recorded Oman's in Canada. Northwest Territories had the highest population of Oman families in 1911.
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What did your Oman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teneur De Livres were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Oman. 50% of Oman men worked as a 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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teneur De Livres
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Oman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Oman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Oman. For the veterans among your Oman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Oman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Oman in 1941 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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