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Wesson Surname Meaning

English (Midlands and Kent): variant of Weston .

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

Similar surnames: Weston, Jesson, Wasson, Beeson, Session, Wixson, Meason, Jessen

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Where is the Wesson family from?

You can see how Wesson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wesson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wesson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Wesson families living in Ontario. This was about 30% of all the recorded Wesson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wesson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wesson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wesson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wesson. 58% of Wesson 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wesson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wesson. For the veterans among your Wesson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wesson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wesson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wesson in 1949 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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