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Stinson Surname Meaning

English: shortened form of Stevenson . Compare Steenson and Stimpson .

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

Similar surnames: Stimson, Sinton, Stenson, Stimpson, Swanson, Atkinson, Vinson

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Where is the Stinson family from?

You can see how Stinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stinson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 572 Stinson families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Stinson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stinson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stinson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Stinson. 47% of Stinson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Stinson women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stinson were Income and Nurse. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Income

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Stinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stinson 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Stinson. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Stinson. For the veterans among your Stinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stinson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Stinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stinson in 1943 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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