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Barson Family History

Barson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a short form of Bartholomew . There may also have been some confusion with Burson or the latter could perhaps be a variant of this name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bason, Barton, Bardon, Larson, Baron, Batson, Burson, Belson, Babson

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Where is the Barson family from?

You can see how Barson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 151 Barson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 13% of all the recorded Barson's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Barson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Barson. 18% of Barson men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Barson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barson were Window Cleaner Unemployed and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Window Cleaner Unemployed

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barson. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barson. For the veterans among your Barson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Barson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barson in 1960 was 51, and 90 in 2004.

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