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Closson Name Meaning

Northern French: from a reduced pet form of the Dutch personal name Claes (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Classon, Clayson, Clawson, Glasson, Bosson, Nilsson, Olsson, Classen

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Where is the Closson family from?

You can see how Closson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Closson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Closson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Closson families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Closson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Closson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Closson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Closson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Closson. 59% of Closson 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
    59%
  • Farmers Son
    18%
  • Gardener
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Closson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Closson 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 712 immigration records available for the last name Closson. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Closson. For the veterans among your Closson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Closson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Closson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Closson in 1954 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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