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Vinson Family History

Vinson Name Meaning

English: altered form of Vincent as if a patronymic.

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

Similar surnames: Venson, Vinton, Hinson, Eidson, Tinson, Winson, Kinson, Pinson

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Where is the Vinson family from?

You can see how Vinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vinson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 81 Vinson families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Vinson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vinson families in 1891.
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What did your Vinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Vinson. 22% of Vinson men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Vinson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vinson were Shop Keeper (grocery) and 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

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Incapacitated
  • Shop Keeper (grocery)

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Vinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vinson 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 Vinson. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Vinson. For the veterans among your Vinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vinson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Vinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vinson in 1943 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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