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Clayson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Classe, a short form of Nicholas. The name may have been imported to England in the Middle Ages by Flemish weavers. As an American surname it has probably absorbed some cases of Dutch Claassen and its variants.

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


Similar surnames: Clawson, Classon, Gladson, Cason, Clausen, Classen, Closson, Claxon

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Where is the Clayson family from?

You can see how Clayson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clayson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clayson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 14 Clayson families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Clayson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Clayson families in 1911.
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What did your Clayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Clayson. 75% of Clayson 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%
  • Labourer
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clayson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Clayson. For the veterans among your Clayson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clayson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Clayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clayson in 1949 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

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