History of your Surname
Get access to Jonsson family records.Start a free trial

Jonsson Family History

Jonsson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jon Scandinavian form of John . Compare Jonson English: variant of Johnson although this form of the English name may have died out in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Jansson, Jonasson, Johansson, Jonson, Monson, Olsson, Janssen, Janson

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Jonsson family from?

You can see how Jonsson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jonsson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Jonsson families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 100 Jonsson families living in Manitoba. This was about 96% of all the recorded Jonsson's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Jonsson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jonsson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jonsson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jonsson. 62% of Jonsson men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Jonsson women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jonsson were Laborer and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Jonsson | Data not to scale

*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
    62%
  • Farmers Son
    14%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Jonsson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Jonsson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jonsson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Jonsson

Passenger Lists

There are 71,000 immigration records available for the last name Jonsson. 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.

View all Jonsson immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 635 military records available for the last name Jonsson. For the veterans among your Jonsson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Jonsson military records

You've only scratched the surface of Jonsson family history

Discover More

What is the average Jonsson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Jonsson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jonsson in 1955 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jonsson

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Jonsson family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial