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Stimpson Name Meaning

English:: variant of Stevenson with a progressive shortening of Steven- to Sten- Stin- and finally Stimp-. Compare Stenson Stinson . sometimes perhaps a variant of Timson with a prosthetic S-.

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

Similar surnames: Stimson, Timpson, Stinson, Sympson, Sampson, Timson, Simson, Simpson

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Where is the Stimpson family from?

You can see how Stimpson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stimpson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stimpson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 52 Stimpson families living in Massachusetts. This was about 39% of all the recorded Stimpson's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Stimpson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stimpson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stimpson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stimpson. 21% of Stimpson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Stimpson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stimpson were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Stimpson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stimpson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stimpson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Stimpson. For the veterans among your Stimpson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stimpson lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Stimpson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Stimpson in 1952 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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