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Truman Family History

Truman Name Meaning

English: variant of Trueman . Jewish (from Latvia): habitational name for someone from a Latvian village the Russian name of which is Trumany. Possibly an Americanized form of German Trumann a variant of Trautmann .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Trueman, Rutman, Truan, Ruman, Rudman, Trotman, Ryman, Ruan, Lauman

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Where is the Truman family from?

You can see how Truman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Truman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Truman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 69 Truman families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Truman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Truman families in 1911.
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What did your Truman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Truman. 57% of Truman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Truman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Truman were Fisherman and Servant. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Truman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Truman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Truman. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Truman. For the veterans among your Truman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Truman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Truman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Truman in 1943 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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