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Redman Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English red (Old English hrēod) ‘reed’ + -man presumably for a thatcher or reed-cutter. Compare Reeder . English: in southeastern England sometimes a topographic name perhaps for someone who lived by a clearing from Middle English rede (Old English rēod rȳd) ‘clearing’ + man. English: habitational name from Redmain (Cumberland) from Old English rēad ‘red’ + an uncertain second element perhaps a dialect form of man ‘cairn’. Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German Rothman Rothmann Rotman Rottmann Roitman or Reitman .

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


Similar surnames: Rudman, Kelman, Freeman, Reiman, Reddan, Fredman, Edman, Redmon

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Where is the Redman family from?

You can see how Redman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Redman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Redman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 127 Redman families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Redman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Redman families in 1911.
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What did your Redman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Redman. 43% of Redman men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Redman women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Redman were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
    43%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
    67%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Redman. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Redman. For the veterans among your Redman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Redman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Redman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Redman in 1942 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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