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Sarson Family History

Sarson Surname Meaning

English (Leicestershire):: metronymic from the Middle English personal name Sare (modern English Sarah see Sara ) + -son. nickname from Middle English Sarasin Sarason (Old English Saracene reinforced by Old French Sarrazin) ‘Saracen heathen’ perhaps given to someone who resembled a Turk or an Arab in appearance or whose behavior was thought unchristian or to one who had been on crusade and wore a Saracen's head as a badge or heraldic device. Compare French Sarrazin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Parson, Samson, Searson, Garson, Marson, Salmon, Faison, Farson

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Where is the Sarson family from?

You can see how Sarson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sarson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sarson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Sarson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Sarson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Sarson families in 1911.
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What did your Sarson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Sarson. 73% of Sarson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Sarson women worked as a Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
    73%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Sarson. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sarson. For the veterans among your Sarson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sarson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sarson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sarson in 1945 was 21, and 87 in 2004.

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