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Ingerson Surname Meaning

English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Inger + -son. Inger is from the Old Norse name Yngvarr Ingvar whose later form was Ívarr (see Iverson ). Altered form of English Ingersoll . Americanized form of Swedish Ingersson and probably also of Danish Ingersen respectively an extinct and very rare patronymics from the male personal name Inger from Old Norse Ingvarr a compound of Ing (the name of a Norse god associated with fertility) + arr ‘warrior’.

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

Similar surnames: Iverson, Enderson, Iversen, Ingwersen, Anderson, Einerson, Ingersoll

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Where is the Ingerson family from?

You can see how Ingerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ingerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ingerson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Ingerson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Ingerson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Ingerson families in 1911.
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What did your Ingerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ingerson. 29% of Ingerson men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Ingerson women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingerson were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Ingerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ingerson 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 653 immigration records available for the last name Ingerson. 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 Ingerson. For the veterans among your Ingerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ingerson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ingerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ingerson in 1942 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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