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Addison Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the Older Scots or northern Middle English personal name Addie, a pet form of Adam.

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


Similar surnames: Addis, Allison, Adkinson, Anson, Eidson, Madison, Adkison, Adamson

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Where is the Addison family from?

You can see how Addison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Addison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Addison families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Addison families living in South Carolina. This was about 14% of all the recorded Addison's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Addison families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Addison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Addison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Addison. 20% of Addison men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Addison women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Addison were Carpenter 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Addison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Addison 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Addison. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Addison. For the veterans among your Addison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Addison lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Addison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Addison in 1943 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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