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Petersson Family History

Petersson 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: Peterson, Pettersson, Peerson, Persson, Petterson, Petersen, Paterson

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Where is the Petersson family from?

You can see how Petersson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petersson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Petersson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Petersson families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Petersson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Petersson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petersson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petersson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petersson. 37% of Petersson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Petersson women worked as a Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Teacher
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 990 census records available for the last name Petersson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petersson 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Petersson. 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 205 military records available for the last name Petersson. For the veterans among your Petersson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petersson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Petersson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Petersson in 1963 was 64, and 84 in 2003.

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