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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wideman

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  • A submission from Russia says the name Wideman means "Wide man" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Michigan, United States, the name Wideman is of German origin and means "Huntsman".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wideman

John Edgar Wideman is a writer. John was born on June 14th, 1941.


Dennis Wideman is a hockey player for the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Dennis was born on March 20th, 1983 in Kitchener, Ontario.


Chris Wideman is a hockey player for the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2012 to present. Chris was born on January 7th, 1990 in St. Louis.


Robert Max Wideman is a civil engineer, project management consultant, author, and professional speaker. Robert was born on January 19th, 1927 in Penarth, United Kingdom.


Matt Wideman is an athlete for the Legends FC.


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Popularity of Wideman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wideman U.S.
  White 55.87% 64.26%
  African American 40.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wideman

People with the last name Wideman are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wideman

  • How Popular is the name Wideman? As a last name Wideman was the 7,578th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wideman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wideman is Tuesday, July 3rd, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Wideman? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wideman. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wideman: Your name in reverse order is Namediw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eamwdni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wideman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,385 people with the last name Wideman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wideman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Wideman as their last name.

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