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Hudson Family History

Hudson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hudde (see Hudd ) + -son. This surname is also established in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Hutson, Hobson, Bulson, Burson, Hanson, Hodson, Hunton, Judson

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Where is the Hudson family from?

You can see how Hudson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hudson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hudson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 204 Hudson families living in New York. This was about 13% of all the recorded Hudson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hudson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hudson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hudson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hudson. 18% of Hudson men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hudson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hudson 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Hudson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hudson 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 76,000 immigration records available for the last name Hudson. 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 149,000 military records available for the last name Hudson. For the veterans among your Hudson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hudson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hudson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hudson in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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