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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kirkman

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kirk"man
  1. A clergyman or officer in a kirk.(Scot)
  2. A member of the Church of Scotland, as distinguished from a member of another communion.(Scot)

kirk +‎ -man

  1. (Scotland) A clergyman or officer in a kirk.
  2. (Scotland) A member of the Church of Scotland.

Notable Persons Named Kirkman


Kirkman Finlay was a Member of Parliament for Malmesbury, Member of Parliament for Glasgow burghs, Member of Parliament forMalmesbury, and Member of Parliament forGlasgow burghs. Kirkman was born in Glasgow. He died on March 4th, 1842.


Kirkman was born in 1814. He died in 1879.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kirkman

Robert Kirkman is a comics creator.


Jen Kirkman is an observational comedy comedian. Jen was given the name Jennifer Ann Kirkman in Needham, Massachusetts.


Terry Kirkman is a singer-songwriter. Terry was born on December 12th, 1939 in Salina, Kansas, United States.


Boone was born on February 6th, 1945 in Vallejo, California. Boone is also known as Kirkman and Daniel Victor.


Thomas Penyngton Kirkman was a mathematician. Thomas was born on March 31st, 1806 in Bolton, Lancashire. He left this life on February 3rd, 1895.


Michael Kirkman is a baseball player. Michael was born on September 18th, 1986 in Lake City, Florida.


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Popularity of Kirkman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kirkman U.S.
  White 85.70% 64.26%
  African American 9.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kirkman

People with the last name Kirkman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kirkman

  • How Popular is the name Kirkman? As a last name Kirkman was the 5,611th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kirkman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kirkman is Tuesday, June 17th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Kirkman? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kirkman. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kirkman: Your name in reverse order is Namkrik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kirmakn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kirkman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,197 people with the last name Kirkman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kirkman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kirkman as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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