Rethman Family History

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Rethman Name Meaning

North German (Rethmann): topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew, from Middle Low German ret ‘reed’.

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


Similar surnames: Rothman, Rehmann, Rittman, Kathman, Gathman, Wehman, Rahman, Rebhan

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Rethman Family Origin

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Rethman Family Occupations

What did your Rethman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Student Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rethman. 12% of Rethman men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Rethman women worked as a Student Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rethman were Clerk and Floor Supervisor

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Foreman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Student Nurse
    11%
  • Beautician
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Floor Supervisor
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rethman Historical Records

What Rethman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rethman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rethman 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 124 immigration records available for the last name Rethman. 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 427 military records available for the last name Rethman. For the veterans among your Rethman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rethman Life Expectancy

What is the average Rethman lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Rethman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rethman in 1964 was 62, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rethman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rethman 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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