Carson Family History

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Carson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: probably a variant of Curzon.

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


Similar surnames: Corson, Carlon, Carton, Karson, Curson, Carron, Caison, Garson

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Carson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Carson Family Origin

Where is the Carson family from?

Carson Family Occupations

What did your Carson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Carson Historical Records

What Carson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 360,000 census records available for the last name Carson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carsoncensus 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Carson. 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 68,000 military records available for the last name Carson. For the veterans among your Carson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carson Life Expectancy

What is the average Carson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carson in 1940 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carson 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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