Bison Family History

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Bison 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: Sison, Biron, Bisson, Lison, Bason, Tison, Ison, Bilson, Rison, Eison

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Bison Family Origin

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Bison Family Occupations

What did your Bison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Barilier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bison. 20% of Bison men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bison women worked as a Barilier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bison were Fils De Cultivateur and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Fisherman
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Barilier
  • Commis
  • Compatable
  • Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bison Historical Records

What Bison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bison 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 427 immigration records available for the last name Bison. 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 454 military records available for the last name Bison. For the veterans among your Bison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bison Life Expectancy

What is the average Bison lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bison in 1963 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bison 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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