Karson Family History

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Karson Name Meaning

English: possibly an altered spelling of northern Irish Carson. Swiss German: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Kasson, Parson, Karon, Farson, Sarson, Carson, Karlin, Hanson, Corson

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Karson Family Origin

Where is the Karson family from?

Karson Family Occupations

What did your Karson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Karson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Karson's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karson. A less common occupation for the Karson family was Huckster.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Fisherman

  • Huckster


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

Karson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karson 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 970 immigration records available for the last name Karson. 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 410 military records available for the last name Karson. For the veterans among your Karson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karson Life Expectancy

What is the average Karson lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Karson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Karson in 1952 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karson 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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