Acheson Family History

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Acheson Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Atchison. This spelling is of Scottish origin, but since the 17th century has been especially common in northern Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Atcheson, Alison, Sheron, Eytcheson, Atchison, Axson, Beeson, Anson

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Acheson Family Origin

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Acheson Family Occupations

What did your Acheson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Acheson family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Acheson. The most common Acheson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Acheson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Acheson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Acheson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Acheson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Acheson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Acheson. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Acheson. For the veterans among your Acheson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Acheson Life Expectancy

What is the average Acheson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Acheson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Acheson in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Acheson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Acheson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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