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Maxson Name Meaning

English: variant of Maxim .

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

Similar surnames: Manson, Paxson, Mayson, Mapson, Malson, Ramson, Rayson, Watson, Jason

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Where is the Maxson family from?

You can see how Maxson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maxson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maxson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Maxson families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Maxson's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Maxson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maxson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maxson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maxson. 18% of Maxson men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Maxson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maxson were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Maxson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maxson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maxson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Maxson. For the veterans among your Maxson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maxson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Maxson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Maxson in 1947 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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