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Townson Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): north Lancashire pronunciation of Tomlinson . Compare Ronson for Rollinson . There may have been some confusion with Townsend which occurs in northwestern England and some instances of Townson are probably variants of Townsend .

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

Similar surnames: Tompson, Tomson, Johnson, Towson, Tolson, Monson, Ronson, Dowson

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Where is the Townson family from?

You can see how Townson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Townson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Townson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 37 Townson families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Townson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Townson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Townson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Townson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Townson. 50% of Townson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Townson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Townson 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 Townson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Townson. For the veterans among your Townson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Townson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Townson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Townson in 1958 was 51, and 63 in 2004.

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