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Jonson Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Johnson . Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Jonsson . Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Jonsen rare cognate of 2 above.

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

Similar surnames: Jonsson, Janson, Monson, Johnson, Jenson, Ronson, Jobson, Boyson

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Where is the Jonson family from?

You can see how Jonson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jonson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jonson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 100 Jonson families living in Manitoba. This was about 39% of all the recorded Jonson's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Jonson families in 1911.
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What did your Jonson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jonson. 58% of Jonson men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Jonson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jonson were Miner and Student. .

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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
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Jonson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jonson 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Jonson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jonson. For the veterans among your Jonson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jonson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jonson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Jonson in 1958 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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