Waldman Family History
Waldman Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish wald ‘forest’ + man ‘man’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames so in most cases this is probably an artificial name. In other cases it may be a metonymic occupational name for someone whose job was connected with forestry such as a woodcutter or lumber merchant. Americanized form of German Waldmann . English: topographic name for a forest dweller from Old English w(e)ald ‘forest’ + mann ‘man’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022