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Simison Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Simon.

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


Similar surnames: Simpson, Simson, Simerson, Simonson, Sibson, Lamison, Jimison

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Where is the Simison family from?

You can see how Simison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simison families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Simison families living in British Columbia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Simison's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Simison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Simison. 44% of Simison men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Simison women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simison were Operator and Cashier.

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Cashier
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Simison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simison 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 228 immigration records available for the last name Simison. 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 668 military records available for the last name Simison. For the veterans among your Simison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simison lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Simison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Simison in 1957 was 32, and 63 in 2004.

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