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Ivarson Family History

Ivarson Surname Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ivarsson: patronymic from the personal name Ivar from Old Norse Ívarr a compound of either ív ‘yew tree bow’ or Ing (the name of a god) + ar ‘warrior’ or ‘spear’. This is also an Americanized form of the rare Norwegian and Danish cognate Ivarsen.

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


Similar surnames: Iverson, Parson, Varon, Iversen, Pearson, Evanson, Marson, Sarson

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Where is the Ivarson family from?

You can see how Ivarson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ivarson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ivarson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Ivarson family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ivarson's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Ivarson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ivarson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ivarson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ivarson. 43% of Ivarson men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Ivarson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ivarson were Salesman and Typist. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Typist
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 959 immigration records available for the last name Ivarson. 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 142 military records available for the last name Ivarson. For the veterans among your Ivarson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ivarson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ivarson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ivarson in 1963 was 81, and 59 in 2004.

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