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Munson Name Meaning

English (mainly Essex): patronymic from the personal name Mund meaning ‘son of Mund’. See also Munn . Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Monsen . Compare Munsen . Altered form of Monson 1 a surname of Swedish origin.

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

Similar surnames: Musson, Dunson, Manson, Minson, Morson, Danson, Monson, Judson

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Where is the Munson family from?

You can see how Munson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Munson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Munson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 51 Munson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Munson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Munson families in 1911.
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What did your Munson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Munson. 67% of Munson men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Munson women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Munson were Operator and Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Painter
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Operator
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Munson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Munson 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 Munson. 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 Munson. For the veterans among your Munson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Munson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Munson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Munson in 1946 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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