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Poisson Family History

Poisson Name Meaning

French: from poisson ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a fish. In North America this name is sometimes translated as Fisher. North American variant of Poissant.

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


Similar surnames: Posson, Pousson, Soisson, Poston, Pinson, Picon, Sisson, Buisson

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Where is the Poisson family from?

You can see how Poisson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poisson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poisson families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 435 Poisson families living in Quebec. This was about 90% of all the recorded Poisson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Poisson families in 1911.
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What did your Poisson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Tisserand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Poisson. 28% of Poisson men worked as a Cultivateur and 28% of Poisson women worked as a Tisserand. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poisson were Menuisier and Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    28%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Journalier
    7%
  • Menuisier
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Tisserand
    28%
  • Revenue
    28%
  • Mnagre
    28%
  • Cultivateur
    19%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Poisson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poisson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Poisson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poisson. For the veterans among your Poisson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poisson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Poisson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Poisson in 1944 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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