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Totman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman or lookout, Middle English toteman.

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

Similar surnames: Tolman, Notman, Cotman, Tatman, Titman, Todman, Gorman, Footman

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Where is the Totman family from?

You can see how Totman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Totman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Totman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Totman families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Totman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Totman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Totman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Totman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Totman. 20% of Totman men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Totman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Totman were Salesman and Operator.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • School Teacher
  • Housework
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Totman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Totman 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 693 immigration records available for the last name Totman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Totman. For the veterans among your Totman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Totman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Totman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Totman in 1943 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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