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Session Surname Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): variant of Sessions . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Sessions, Sisson, Jesson, Wesson, Sessom, Beson, Benston, Cusson

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Where is the Session family from?

You can see how Session families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Session family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Session families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Session families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Session's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Session families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Session surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Session ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Session. 37% of Session men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Session women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Session were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Laundress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Session. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Session 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Session. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Session. For the veterans among your Session ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Session lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Session life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Session in 1953 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

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