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Posson Name Meaning

German: possibly a variant of Bason, which is likewise unexplained. French (Walloon): from Walloon posson ‘beer jug’, ‘water jug’, from Old French poçon ‘jar’, ‘jug’, applied as a nickname, metonymic occupational name, or house name.

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


Similar surnames: Pousson, Poisson, Poston, Hasson, Bosso, Musson, Gosson, Passon

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Where is the Posson family from?

You can see how Posson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Posson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Posson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Posson family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Posson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Posson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Posson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Posson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Posson. 31% of Posson men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Posson women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Posson were Machinist and 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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Laundress
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Posson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Posson 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 210 immigration records available for the last name Posson. 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 287 military records available for the last name Posson. For the veterans among your Posson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Posson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Posson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Posson in 1958 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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