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Folson Family History

Folson Name Meaning

English: variant of Folsom.

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


Similar surnames: Folsom, Polson, Golson, Bolson, Colson, Tolson, Gholson, Dolson

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Where is the Folson family from?

You can see how Folson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Folson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Folson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Folson families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Folson's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Folson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Folson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Folson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Folson. 24% of Folson men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Folson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Folson were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Folson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folson 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 841 immigration records available for the last name Folson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Folson. For the veterans among your Folson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Folson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Folson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Folson in 1961 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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