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Catterson Family History

Catterson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form (with the redundant addition of English patronymic -son) of Mac Uaitéir, a Gaelic patronymic based on the Norman personal name Walter. Compare McWatters.

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


Similar surnames: Watterson, Patterson, Catterton, Matteson, Waterson, Anderson

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Where is the Catterson family from?

You can see how Catterson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Catterson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Catterson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Catterson families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Catterson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Catterson families in 1911.
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What did your Catterson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Catterson. 77% of Catterson 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
    77%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Catterson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catterson 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 968 immigration records available for the last name Catterson. 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 921 military records available for the last name Catterson. For the veterans among your Catterson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Catterson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Catterson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Catterson in 1962 was 76, and 62 in 2004.

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