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Jordison Name Meaning

English (North Yorkshire Durham and Northumberland): from a Middle English pet form Jordi of the male personal name Jordan + -son or directly from a phonetic shortening of Jordanson.

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

Similar surnames: Addison, Rowlison, Harmison, Goodson, Harrison, Rollison, Morrison

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Where is the Jordison family from?

You can see how Jordison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jordison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Jordison families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 3 Jordison families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Jordison's in USA. New York had the highest population of Jordison families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jordison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jordison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jordison. 32% of Jordison men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Jordison women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jordison were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jordison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jordison 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 424 immigration records available for the last name Jordison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 321 military records available for the last name Jordison. For the veterans among your Jordison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jordison lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Jordison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Jordison in 1949 was 71, and 71 in 2004.

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