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Coulson Family History

Coulson Name Meaning

English (North Midlands and northern England): variant of Colson . Irish (Fermanagh): from a shortened form of McCool with the addition of the English patronymic suffix -son in place of the Gaelic prefix mac.

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

Similar surnames: Coalson, Coulton, Poulson, Colson, Colton, Courson, Moulton, Conlon

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Where is the Coulson family from?

You can see how Coulson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coulson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coulson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Coulson families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Coulson's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Coulson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coulson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coulson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coulson. 17% of Coulson men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Coulson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coulson were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Coulson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coulson 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Coulson. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Coulson. For the veterans among your Coulson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coulson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Coulson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Coulson in 1944 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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