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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Workman

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Work"man
  1. A man employed in labor, whether in tillage or manufactures; a worker.
  2. Hence, especially, a skillful artificer or laborer.

Etymology: AS. weorcmann

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An employee who performs manual or industrial labor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Workman

Ariel Winter is an actress, singer, and voice actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2004. Ariel was given the name Ariel Winter Workman on January 28th, 1998 in Los Angeles.


Shanelle Workman is an actress. She has been prominent since 1990. Shanelle was born on August 3rd, 1978 in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. Shanelle is also known as Shanelle Workman-Gray.


Jimmy Workman is an actor. He was most prominent from 1990 to 2004. Jimmy was given the name James Workman on October 4th, 1980 in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.


Hawksley Workman is a cabaret, pop rock, and glam rock musician. Hawksley was born on March 4th, 1975 in Huntsville, Ontario.


Lyle was born in San Jose, California.


Reggie Workman is a jazz, avant-garde jazz, and hard bop musician. Reggie was given the name Reginald Workman on June 26th, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


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Popularity of Workman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Workman U.S.
  White 90.09% 64.26%
  African American 5.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Workman

People with the last name Workman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Workman

  • How Popular is the name Workman? As a last name Workman was the 1,097th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Workman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Workman is Tuesday, October 28th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Workman? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Workman. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Workman: Your name in reverse order is Namkrow. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Koamnrw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Workman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,856 people with the last name Workman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Workman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Workman as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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