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Ms Family History

Ms Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ma, Mo, Mas, Mis, Mu, Ems, Ji, Lu, Yu, Ku

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Where is the Ms family from?

You can see how Ms families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ms family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Ms family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ms's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Ms families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ms surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ms ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ms. 100% of Ms women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Ms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ms 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 464 immigration records available for the last name Ms. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Ms. For the veterans among your Ms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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