Manson Family History

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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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Manson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Manson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Manson. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Manson Family Origin

Where is the Manson family from?

Manson Family Occupations

What did your Manson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Manson family was School. Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manson. The most common Manson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Manson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • School


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

Manson Historical Records

What Manson family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Manson Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Manson 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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