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Manson Family History

Manson Name Meaning

Scottish (common in the Northern Isles): patronymic from the personal name Magnus. English: patronymic from the Middle English nickname or byname Mann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Man 8.

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


Similar surnames: Anson, Hanson, Manton, Ranson, Ganson, Mason, Malson, Janson, Monson

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Where is the Manson family from?

You can see how Manson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manson families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 216 Manson families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Manson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Manson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Manson. 36% of Manson men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Manson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manson were Clerk and Nurse.

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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
    36%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Manson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manson 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Manson. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Manson. For the veterans among your Manson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Manson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Manson in 1942 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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