Lamson Family History

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Lamson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Lamb 2.

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

Similar surnames: Lampson, Lambson, Lamison, Ramson, Ladson, Larson, Lawson, Hamson

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Lamson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lamson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lamson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Lamson Family Origin

Where is the Lamson family from?

Lamson Family Occupations

What did your Lamson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lamson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Lamson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lamson family was Commis. Farmer, School and Charretier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lamson.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Charretier

  • Commis


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lamson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lamson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Lamson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamson. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Lamson. For the veterans among your Lamson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lamson Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lamson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lamson in 1945 was 23, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lamson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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