Clayson Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Clayson Family Origin

Where is the Clayson family from?

Clayson Family Occupations

What did your Clayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Clayson. 40% of Clayson men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Clayson women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clayson were Bookkeeper and Stenographer

View Census data for Clayson | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Anfg
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • School Teacher
  • Stenographer

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

Clayson Historical Records

What Clayson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Clayson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clayson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Clayson

Passenger List

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.

View all Clayson immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Clayson military records

You've only scratched the surface of Clayson family history.

Clayson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clayson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clayson 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.

Famous Clayson Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name