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Gifson Family History

Gifson 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: Lifson, Gilson, Gibson, Gipson, Sibson, Lipson, Pinson, Sison, Bisson

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Where is the Gifson family from?

You can see how Gifson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gifson family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gifson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 13 Gifson families living in Alabama. This was about 72% of all the recorded Gifson's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Gifson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gifson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gifson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gifson. 44% of Gifson men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gifson women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gifson were Farming and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 743 census records available for the last name Gifson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gifson 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Gifson. 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 25 military records available for the last name Gifson. For the veterans among your Gifson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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