Alison Family History

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Alison Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Allison.

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

Similar surnames: Allison, Brison, Matison, Lyson, Elson, Dison, Allton, Allsop, Amason

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Alison Family Origin

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Alison Family Occupations

What did your Alison ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Alison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Alison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alison 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Alison. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Alison. For the veterans among your Alison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alison Life Expectancy

What is the average Alison lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Alison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Alison in 1952 was 39, and 56 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alison 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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