Oman Family History

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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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Oman Family Origin

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Oman Family Occupations

What did your Oman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Oman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Oman's were Farmers. Farmer, Musician and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oman. A less common occupation for the Oman family was Contractor.

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  • Farmer

  • Musician

  • Carpenter

  • Contractor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Oman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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