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Monson Family History

Monson Name Meaning

American respelling of Swedish Månsson, a patronymic from an assimilated form of the personal name Magnus (compare Danish Monsen).

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


Similar surnames: Monsen, Manson, Minson, Jonson, Hobson, Ronson, Benson, Henson

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Where is the Monson family from?

You can see how Monson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Monson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Monson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 35 Monson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Monson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Monson families in 1911.
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What did your Monson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Monson. 79% of Monson men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    79%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Blacksmith
    5%
  • Plasterer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Monson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monson 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Monson. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Monson. For the veterans among your Monson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Monson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Monson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Monson in 1943 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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