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Catterson Family History

Catterson Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: either a shortened form of Middle English or Older Scots Caterineson (‘son of Catherine’) or a variant of Catson that is a post-medieval spelling of Middle English or Older Scots Cat(t)eson ‘son of Cat(t)e’ short for Caterine or Catelin (see Catherine and Catlin ). Alternatively adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uaitéir ‘son of Walter’.

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


Similar surnames: Watterson, Patterson, Catterton, Matteson, Waterson, Anderson

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Where is the Catterson family from?

You can see how Catterson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Catterson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Catterson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 44 Catterson families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Catterson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Catterson families in 1891.
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What did your Catterson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Manufacturers Agent gun Metal steel Produce and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Catterson. 20% of Catterson men worked as a Manufacturers Agent gun Metal steel Produce and 84% of Catterson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Catterson were General Labourer and Unpaid Dometics. .

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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

  • Manufacturers Agent gun Metal steel Produce
    20%
  • Public Works Contractors Labour Heavy Wo
    20%
  • Stevedore
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Unpaid Dometics
    5%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Catterson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catterson 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 968 immigration records available for the last name Catterson. 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 921 military records available for the last name Catterson. For the veterans among your Catterson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Catterson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Catterson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Catterson in 1962 was 76, and 62 in 2004.

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