Carlson Family History

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Carlson Name Meaning

Scandinavian: respelling of Norwegian and Danish Carlsen or Swedish Carlsson. Dutch and German: patronymic from Carl. See also Karlson.

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


Similar surnames: Karlson, Carlsen, Charlson, Carlston, Carlsson, Arnson, Karlsen

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Carlson Family Origin

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Carlson Family Occupations

What did your Carlson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carlson. The most common Carlson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Carlson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Carlson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Carlson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Carlson Life Expectancy

What is the average Carlson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Carlson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carlson in 1942 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carlson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carlson 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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