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Getson Family History

Getson Surname Meaning

English (Middlesex): variant of Jutson either a habitational name from Jurston in Chagford (Devon) or a variant of Judson . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Betson, Belson, Nelson, Merson, Gerson, Watson, Melson, Beeson

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Where is the Getson family from?

You can see how Getson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Getson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Getson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Getson families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 35% of all the recorded Getson's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Getson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Getson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Getson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Office were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Getson. 56% of Getson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Getson women worked as an Office. .

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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
  • Fisherman
  • Retired
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Office
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Getson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getson 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 682 immigration records available for the last name Getson. 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 318 military records available for the last name Getson. For the veterans among your Getson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Getson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Getson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Getson in 1961 was 34, and 89 in 2004.

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