Courson Family History

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Courson Name Meaning

French: habitational name from either of two places named Courson, in Calvados and Essonne, from the personal name Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -onem, or from a place in Yonne named with the same personal name + Gaulish dunum meaning ‘pride’; later, ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. See Coursen.

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


Similar surnames: Coursen, Curzon, Coursey, Bourbon, Cousin, Cordon, Forson, Corson

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Courson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Courson name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • France

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Courson Family Origin

Where is the Courson family from?

Courson Family Occupations

What did your Courson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Courson. The most common Courson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Courson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Courson family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Courson Historical Records

What Courson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Courson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Courson 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 693 immigration records available for the last name Courson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Courson. For the veterans among your Courson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Courson Life Expectancy

What is the average Courson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Courson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Courson in 1944 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Courson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Courson 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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