Getson Family History

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Getson Name Meaning

English: voiced variant of Jetson, a patronymic from the personal name Jutt, a pet form of Jordan. Compare Judson.

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

Similar surnames: Betson, Belson, Nelson, Merson, Gerson, Watson, Melson, Beeson

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Getson Family Origin

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Getson Family Occupations

What did your Getson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Getson occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Getson's were Laborers. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Iron And Coal were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Getson. A less common occupation for the Getson family was Mining.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Iron And Coal

  • Mining


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

Getson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Getson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getson 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 682 immigration records available for the last name Getson. 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 318 military records available for the last name Getson. For the veterans among your Getson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Getson Life Expectancy

What is the average Getson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Getson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Getson in 1961 was 34, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Getson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Getson 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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