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Tubman Name Meaning

English (northern):: occupational name from the Middle English personal name Tub(b)e (see Tubb ) + -man ‘servant of Tub(b)e’. nickname from Middle English tub(be) ‘tub large wooden vessel formed of staves and hoops’ + -man for a cooper or someone who made or used tubs. Compare Tubb .

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

Similar surnames: Turman, Sturman, Putman, Hudman, Buxman, Budman, Gurman, Furman

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Where is the Tubman family from?

You can see how Tubman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tubman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tubman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 38 Tubman families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tubman's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Tubman families in 1911.
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What did your Tubman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Tubman. 72% of Tubman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Tubman women worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Grain Buyer
  • Clerk
  • Fruit Grower

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tubman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tubman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tubman. 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 921 military records available for the last name Tubman. For the veterans among your Tubman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tubman lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Tubman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Tubman in 1964 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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