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Idson Family History

Idson 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: Ipson, Eidson, Ison, Edson, Son, Don, Jason, Elson, Sibson, Anson

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Where is the Idson family from?

You can see how Idson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Idson family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Idson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Idson families living in Lancashire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Idson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Idson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Idson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Idson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Idson. 100% of Idson men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Idson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Idson 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 81 immigration records available for the last name Idson. 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 253 military records available for the last name Idson. For the veterans among your Idson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Idson lifespan?

Between 1975 and 2003, in the United States, Idson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Idson in 1975 was 75, and 84 in 2003.

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