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Balson Name Meaning

variant of Balsam. alternatively, it may be a patronymic from an unidentified personal name. Compare Bolson.

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


Similar surnames: Bulson, Bolson, Bason, Ballon, Baldon, Belson, Burson, Hanson, Balon

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Where is the Balson family from?

You can see how Balson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 43 Balson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 49% of all the recorded Balson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Balson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Balson. 60% of Balson 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
    60%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Balson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balson. 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 702 military records available for the last name Balson. For the veterans among your Balson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Balson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Balson in 1963 was 74, and 95 in 2003.

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