Carlson Family History

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Carlson Name Meaning

Scandinavian: respelling of Norwegian and Danish Carlsen or Swedish Carlsson. Dutch and German: patronymic from Carl. See also Karlson.

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

Similar surnames: Karlson, Carlsen, Charlson, Carlston, Carlsson, Arnson, Karlsen

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Carlson Family Origin

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Carlson Family Occupations

What did your Carlson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Carlson. 54% of Carlson men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Carlson women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carlson were Logger and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Logger

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Student
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant

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

Carlson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 532,000 census records available for the last name Carlson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carlson 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 226,000 immigration records available for the last name Carlson. 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 101,000 military records available for the last name Carlson. For the veterans among your Carlson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carlson Life Expectancy

What is the average Carlson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Carlson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carlson in 1942 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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