Clayson Family History

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Clayson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Classe, a short form of Nicholas. The name may have been imported to England in the Middle Ages by Flemish weavers. As an American surname it has probably absorbed some cases of Dutch Claassen and its variants.

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


Similar surnames: Clawson, Classon, Gladson, Cason, Clausen, Classen, Closson, Claxon

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Clayson Family Origin

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Clayson Family Occupations

What did your Clayson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Clayson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Clayson Life Expectancy

What is the average Clayson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Clayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clayson in 1949 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clayson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clayson 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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