Hudson Family History

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Hudson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hudde (see Hutt 1). This surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and is also well established in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Hutson, Hobson, Bulson, Burson, Hanson, Hodson, Hunton, Judson

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Hudson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hudson name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Hudson Family Origin

Where is the Hudson family from?

Hudson Family Occupations

What did your Hudson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hudson family was Farming. The most common Hudson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Hudson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hudson.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Hudson Historical Records

What Hudson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Hudson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hudson 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 76,000 immigration records available for the last name Hudson. 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 149,000 military records available for the last name Hudson. For the veterans among your Hudson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hudson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hudson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hudson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hudson in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hudson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hudson 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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