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Anson Surname Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Hanson with loss of initial H-. Spanish: habitational name from the town of Ansó in Aragon.

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

Similar surnames: Manson, Ranson, Hanson, Son, Ganson, Janson, Ipson, Alsop, Malson

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Where is the Anson family from?

You can see how Anson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Anson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 45 Anson families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Anson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Anson families in 1911.
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What did your Anson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Anson. 47% of Anson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Barber
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Anson. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Anson. For the veterans among your Anson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Anson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Anson in 1945 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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