Amberson Family History

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Amberson Name Meaning

Northern Irish (of Scottish or English origin): most probably a patronymic from Ambrose, or possibly a variant of Emerson. Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Ambrossen and Swedish Ambrosson, patronymics from Ambrose.

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

Similar surnames: Anderson, Albertson, Amerson, Ambers, Abelson, Giberson, Catterson

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Amberson Family Origin

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Amberson Family Occupations

What did your Amberson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amberson family was Merchant. The most common Amberson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Amberson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amberson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Merchant


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

Amberson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Amberson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amberson 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 458 immigration records available for the last name Amberson. 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 999 military records available for the last name Amberson. For the veterans among your Amberson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amberson Life Expectancy

What is the average Amberson lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Amberson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Amberson in 1952 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amberson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amberson 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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