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Hodgson Family History

Hodgson Name Meaning

English (northern): from the Middle English personal name Hodge + -son.

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

Similar surnames: Hodson, Dodgson, Howison, Hodgen, Joelson, Dodson, Hodgin, Hodgkin

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Where is the Hodgson family from?

You can see how Hodgson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodgson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodgson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 629 Hodgson families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hodgson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hodgson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hodgson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hodgson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hodgson. 36% of Hodgson men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Hodgson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodgson were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 446,000 census records available for the last name Hodgson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hodgson 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Hodgson. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Hodgson. For the veterans among your Hodgson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodgson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hodgson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hodgson in 1943 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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