History of your Surname
Get access to Wyman family records.Start a free trial

Wyman Family History

Wyman Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wymund, Old English Wigmund (composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + mund ‘protection’), reinforced by the cognate Old Norse form Vígmundr, introduced by Scandinavian settlers in northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Lyman, Wyma, Eyman, Edman, Wiman, Inman, Wyant, Twyman, Osman, Wynn

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Wyman family from?

You can see how Wyman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wyman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wyman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 131 Wyman families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 46% of all the recorded Wyman's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Wyman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wyman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wyman. 45% of Wyman men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Wyman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wyman were Laborer and Clerk.

View Census data for Wyman | Data not to scale

*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
    45%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Student
    27%
  • Income
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Wyman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Wyman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wyman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Wyman

Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Wyman. 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.

View all Wyman immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Wyman. For the veterans among your Wyman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Wyman military records

You've only scratched the surface of Wyman family history.

Discover More

What is the average Wyman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wyman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wyman in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wyman

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Wyman family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial