Seaman Family History

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Seaman Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from a medieval continuation of the Old English personal name S?mann, composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + mann ‘man’. English: occupational name for a sailor. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Seemann.

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


Similar surnames: Selman, Leaman, Seeman, Kelman, Derman, German, Edman, Seman, Perman

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Seaman Family Origin

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Seaman Family Occupations

What did your Seaman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Seaman. 39% of Seaman men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Seaman women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seaman were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Income
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%

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

Seaman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Seaman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seaman 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Seaman. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Seaman. For the veterans among your Seaman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seaman Life Expectancy

What is the average Seaman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Seaman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seaman in 1943 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seaman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seaman 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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