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Callison Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McAlison, a Gaelic patronymic based on the personal name Alison (see Allison).

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


Similar surnames: Allison, Kellison, Carlin, Cubbison, Fallis, Colliton, Willison

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Where is the Callison family from?

You can see how Callison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callison families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 44 Callison families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Callison's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Callison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Callison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Callison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Callison. 75% of Callison 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
    75%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Commis
    100%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Callison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callison 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 886 immigration records available for the last name Callison. 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 Callison. For the veterans among your Callison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callison lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Callison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Callison in 1950 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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