Addison Family History

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Addison Name 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: Madison, Biddison, Edison, Maddison, Dison, Adkison, Widdison

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Addison Family Origin

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Addison Family Occupations

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Addison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Addison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Addison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Addison. 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 Card

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

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Addison Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Addison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Famous Addison Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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