Dennison Family History

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Dennison Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Dennis.

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

Similar surnames: Denison, Jennison, Denniston, Pennison, Rennison, Kennison, Jenison

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Dennison Family Origin

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Dennison Family Occupations

What did your Dennison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dennison. A less common occupation for the Dennison family was Labourer. The most common Dennison occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Dennison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dennison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dennison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Dennison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dennison 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Dennison. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Dennison. For the veterans among your Dennison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dennison Life Expectancy

What is the average Dennison lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dennison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dennison in 1941 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dennison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dennison 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.

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