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Where is the Paterson family from?
You can see how Paterson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paterson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paterson families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 728 Paterson families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Paterson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paterson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paterson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Paterson. 27% of Paterson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Paterson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paterson were Clerk and Housekeeper.