Waterman Family History

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Waterman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter (see Water 1). English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water (see Water 2). Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a water-carrier. Compare 2 above.

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


Similar surnames: Warman, Wasserman, Westerman, Alterman, Walterman, Weatherman

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Waterman Family Origin

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Waterman Family Occupations

What did your Waterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Waterman. 22% of Waterman men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Waterman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waterman were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Dressmaker
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Waterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Waterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Waterman. 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 Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Waterman. For the veterans among your Waterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Waterman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Waterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Waterman in 1944 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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