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Adelson Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female name Adl (from a Germanic root meaning ‘noble’) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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


Similar surnames: Belson, Kelson, Edelson, Abelson, Adelman, Elson, Melson, Delon

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Where is the Adelson family from?

You can see how Adelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Adelson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Adelson families living in Lancashire. This was about 86% of all the recorded Adelson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Adelson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adelson. 26% of Adelson men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Adelson women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adelson were Clerk and Teacher. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Adelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adelson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Adelson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Adelson. For the veterans among your Adelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adelson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Adelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Adelson in 1960 was 40, and 66 in 2004.

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