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Wayson Name Meaning

English: variant of Wason .

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


Similar surnames: Watson, Wasson, Rayson, Mayson, Payson, Anson, Swanson, Boyson

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Where is the Wayson family from?

You can see how Wayson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wayson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wayson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Wayson families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wayson's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Wayson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wayson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wayson. 100% of Wayson 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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wayson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wayson 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Wayson. 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 381 military records available for the last name Wayson. For the veterans among your Wayson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wayson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wayson in 1945 was 24, and 67 in 2004.

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