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Adamson Family History

Adamson Surname Meaning

Common patronymic form of Adam, especially in Scotland, where the name is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In the U.S., this form may also have absorbed some patronymic forms of Adam in various other languages. Compare Adams.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Adams, Addison, Abramson, Adamian, Bramson, Danson, Pearson, Mason

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Where is the Adamson family from?

You can see how Adamson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adamson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adamson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 374 Adamson families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Adamson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Adamson families in 1911.
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What did your Adamson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Adamson. 39% of Adamson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Adamson women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adamson were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 196,000 census records available for the last name Adamson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adamson 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Adamson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Adamson. For the veterans among your Adamson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adamson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Adamson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Adamson in 1940 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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