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Evanson Surname Meaning

English (Shropshire and Chesire): patronymic meaning ‘son of Evan’. See Evans . Americanized form of Norwegian Evensen and of the much less common Swedish cognate Evensson. Compare Eavenson 2 and Evenson Probably also an Americanized form of Swedish Ivansson: patronymic from the personal name Ivan of Slavic (Russian) origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Evans, Anson, Ranson, Manson, Hanson, Janson, Ramson, Faison, Everson

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You can see how Evanson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Evanson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Evanson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 28 Evanson families living in Ontario. This was about 24% of all the recorded Evanson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Evanson families in 1911.
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What did your Evanson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Evanson. 84% of Evanson 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
    84%
  • Barber
    17%
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Evanson. For the veterans among your Evanson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Evanson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Evanson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Evanson in 1951 was 22, and 80 in 2004.

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