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Sessions Surname Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire): of Norman origin a habitational name from Soissons (Aisne northern France) named for the Gaulish tribe who once inhabited the area and whose name is recorded in Latin documents in the form Suessiones of uncertain derivation.

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

Similar surnames: Tessin, Messina, Cassino, Hession, Sion, Sessoms, Session, Zessin

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Where is the Sessions family from?

You can see how Sessions families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sessions family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sessions families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Sessions families living in Alberta. This was about 57% of all the recorded Sessions's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Sessions families in 1911.
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What did your Sessions ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Telephone Ope were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Sessions. 60% of Sessions men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Sessions women worked as a Telephone Ope. .

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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
  • Teamster
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Telephone Ope
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Sessions. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sessions 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sessions. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Sessions. For the veterans among your Sessions ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sessions lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sessions life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sessions in 1943 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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