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Christerson Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Christersson or Kristersson: patronymic from the personal name Christer Krister one of numerous vernacular forms of Latin Christianus (see Christian ). — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau for this surname in the year 2000 is 168.

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


Similar surnames: Christenson, Christensen, Christoferson, Christison, Christopherson

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Where is the Christerson family from?

You can see how Christerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Christerson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Christerson families living in Kentucky. This was about 75% of all the recorded Christerson's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Christerson families in 1840.
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What did your Christerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Christerson. 25% of Christerson men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Christerson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christerson were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Christerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christerson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 773 immigration records available for the last name Christerson. 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 Cards

There are 285 military records available for the last name Christerson. For the veterans among your Christerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christerson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Christerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Christerson in 1962 was 86, and 85 in 2004.

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