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Martinson Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Martin + -son. Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Martinsson: patronymic from the personal name Martin . Americanized form of Norwegian Danish and North German Martinsen and in some cases also of Martensen both cognates of 2 above.

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


Similar surnames: Martinsen, Mortenson, Mattison, Martins, Mattinson, Martensen

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Where is the Martinson family from?

You can see how Martinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Martinson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Martinson families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Martinson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Martinson families in 1840.
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What did your Martinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Martinson. 21% of Martinson men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Martinson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martinson were Salesman and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Martinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martinson 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Martinson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Martinson. For the veterans among your Martinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martinson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Martinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Martinson in 1941 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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