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Michaelson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Michael. Americanized spelling of Michaelsen.

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

Similar surnames: Michelson, Michaelsen, Michaels, Michelsen, Mickelson, Michelman

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Where is the Michaelson family from?

You can see how Michaelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michaelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Michaelson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Michaelson family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Michaelson's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Michaelson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Michaelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Michaelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Michaelson. 13% of Michaelson men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Michaelson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michaelson were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Michaelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michaelson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Michaelson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Michaelson. For the veterans among your Michaelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Michaelson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Michaelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Michaelson in 1943 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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