Anson Name Meaning

English (found mainly in Yorkshire): patronymic from one of several Middle English personal names. Reaney and Wilson have it as ‘son of Hann’ or ‘son of Hand’. Bardsley explains it as ‘son of Anne’, but Anne was not common as a Middle English personal name, although this is very probably the sense of the Scottish surname Anisoun. More plausible in a medieval context, perhaps, is ‘son of Agnes’ (see Annis), or even ‘son of Anselm’.

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


Similar surnames: Manson, Ranson, Hanson, Son, Ganson, Janson, Ipson, Alsop, Malson

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Anson Family Origin

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Anson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anson. A less common occupation for the Anson family was Carpenter. The most common Anson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Anson's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Anson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Anson in 1945 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Anson

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