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Alderson Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name mentioned at Alder 2.

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


Similar surnames: Anderson, Alverson, Alderton, Alders, Enderson, Sanderson, Randerson

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Where is the Alderson family from?

You can see how Alderson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alderson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alderson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 246 Alderson families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Alderson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Alderson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alderson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alderson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Alderson. 54% of Alderson men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Alderson women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alderson were Clerk and Merchant.

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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
    54%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    24%
  • Operator
    18%
  • Bank Clerk
    12%
  • Merchant
    12%
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Census Records

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Alderson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alderson 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Alderson. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Alderson. For the veterans among your Alderson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alderson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Alderson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Alderson in 1945 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

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