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Lyson Surname Meaning

English: variant of Lison . Possibly also an Americanized form of German Leisen .

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

Similar surnames: Tyson, Dyson, Layson, Boyson, Lymon, Wysong, Hyson, Lison, Hymon

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Where is the Lyson family from?

You can see how Lyson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lyson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lyson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 185 Lyson families living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lyson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Lyson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lyson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lyson 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 Lyson. 100% of Lyson men worked as a General Labourer and 60% of Lyson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • House Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lyson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lyson. 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 424 military records available for the last name Lyson. For the veterans among your Lyson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lyson lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Lyson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lyson in 1965 was 71, and 88 in 2004.

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