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Gadson Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great or Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire assimilated by folk etymology to the common patronymic ending -son. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Gǣte(n) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Gladson, Ladson, Madson, Gasson, Ganson, Papson, Eidson, Hudson

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Where is the Gadson family from?

You can see how Gadson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gadson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gadson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Gadson families living in Alberta. This was about 44% of all the recorded Gadson's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gadson families in 1911.
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What did your Gadson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gadson. 41% of Gadson men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Gadson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gadson were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Farm Laborer
  • Cook
  • Laundress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 438 immigration records available for the last name Gadson. 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 Gadson. For the veterans among your Gadson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gadson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gadson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gadson in 1941 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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