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Nesson Name Meaning

Irish: probably a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois (see McNeese ).

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


Similar surnames: Neeson, Hewson, Nelson, Neason, Hession, Merson, Kelson, Nilsson

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Where is the Nesson family from?

You can see how Nesson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nesson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nesson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Nesson families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Nesson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nesson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nesson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nesson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nesson. 20% of Nesson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Nesson women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nesson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nesson 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Nesson. 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 227 military records available for the last name Nesson. For the veterans among your Nesson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nesson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nesson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nesson in 1951 was 47, and 90 in 2004.

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