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Musson Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): nickname from Anglo-Norman French mussun muisson ‘sparrow’. English: variant of Muston with loss of -t-. The placename Muston (Leicestershire) is recorded as Musson several times in the 17th century. French: habitational name from (Le) Musson the name of a few places in various parts of France e.g. in Meuse-et-Moselle named with the Latin personal name Montius + the suffix -onem or alternatively with Latin mons ‘mountain’ + the suffix -ionem. French: nickname derived from Old French mussier ‘to hide’ probably for someone who acted secretly.

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

Similar surnames: Muston, Masson, Husson, Melson, Upson, Hasson, Mussen, Musso, Mutton

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You can see how Musson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Musson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 14 Musson families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Musson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Musson families in 1911.
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What did your Musson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Musson. 39% of Musson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Musson women worked as a Servant. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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What is the average Musson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Musson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Musson in 1950 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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