Madison Family History

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Madison Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval female personal name Madde, a form of Maud (see Mould 1) or Magdalen (see Maudlin).

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


Similar surnames: Malson, Mapson, Addison, Mattison, Mathison, Maimon, Faison, Marrison

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Madison Family Origin

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Madison Family Occupations

What did your Madison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Madison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Madison's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Madison family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Madison.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Madison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Madison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madison 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Madison. 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 Madison. For the veterans among your Madison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madison Life Expectancy

What is the average Madison lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Madison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Madison in 1944 was 25, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Madison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madison 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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