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Aitchison Name Meaning

Scottish form of Atchison.

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

Similar surnames: Ritchison, Atchison, Atcheson, Atchinson, Etchison, Murchison

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Where is the Aitchison family from?

You can see how Aitchison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aitchison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aitchison families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 165 Aitchison families living in Ontario. This was about 87% of all the recorded Aitchison's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Aitchison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aitchison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aitchison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Aitchison. 42% of Aitchison men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Aitchison women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aitchison were Machinist and Operator. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Employ
  • Saleslady
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Aitchison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aitchison 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Aitchison. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Aitchison. For the veterans among your Aitchison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aitchison lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Aitchison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Aitchison in 1956 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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