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Allison Family History

Allison Name Meaning
English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen, but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander. In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice (see Allis).

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

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Name Distribution of Allison Families

  • Number of Allison families
     400 - 798
     134 - 399
     1 - 133
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Allison families
     878 - 1,754
     293 - 877
     1 - 292
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Allison families
     520 - 1,038
     174 - 519
     1 - 173
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Allison Family Origin

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Allison Immigration Information

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Allison Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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