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Sons Family History

Sons Surname Meaning

German: patronymic from Son hence a variant of Sohns . Dutch: patronymic from Zoon or Zon ‘son’ (see Zone ). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the more common variant Soons. Dutch: habitational name for someone from Son near Eindhoven. Compare Son .

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

Similar surnames: Sens, Jons, Soens, Hons, Sohns, Muns, Spors, Sas, Joos, Sones

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You can see how Sons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sons families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Sons families living in Devon. This was about 47% of all the recorded Sons's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Sons families in 1891.
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What did your Sons ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sons. 100% of Sons 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sons. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Sons. For the veterans among your Sons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sons lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sons in 1943 was 38, and 83 in 2004.

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