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Turman Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine): nickname from Yiddish turman ‘inconstant man’. Compare Thurman . Americanized form of German Thurmann (see Thurman ). English: variant of Thurman . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Thurman, Sturman, Gurman, Kurman, Tubman, Burman, Urman, Human

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Where is the Turman family from?

You can see how Turman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Turman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Turman families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Turman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Turman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Turman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Turman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turman. 29% of Turman men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Turman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turman were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Turman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turman 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 Turman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Turman. For the veterans among your Turman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Turman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Turman in 1949 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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