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Ailison Family History

Ailison Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Allison, Alison, Alliston, Lison, Asleson, Wilson, Addison, Callison

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Where is the Ailison family from?

You can see how Ailison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ailison family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1881. The most Ailison families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there were 5 Ailison families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ailison's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Ailison families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ailison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ailison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 78 census records available for the last name Ailison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ailison 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 11 immigration records available for the last name Ailison. 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 13 military records available for the last name Ailison. For the veterans among your Ailison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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