Filson Family History

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Filson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fill.

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

Similar surnames: Gilson, Wilson, Bilson, Hilson, Kitson, Tilson, Sibson, Eidson

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Filson Family Origin

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Filson Family Occupations

What did your Filson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Filson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Filson's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Filson. A less common occupation for the Filson family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Filson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Filson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filson 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Filson. 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 Filson. For the veterans among your Filson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Filson Life Expectancy

What is the average Filson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Filson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Filson in 1950 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Filson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Filson 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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