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Musson Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): of uncertain origin, ostensibly a patronymic, though Reaney believes it to be a nickname from Anglo-Norman French muisson ‘sparrow’. French: variant of Musset (see Mussett 1). French: nickname from Old French moisson, mousson, ‘sparrow’. French: habitational name from Mousson in Meuse-et-Moselle, named with the Latin personal name Montius + the suffix -onem, or alternatively, with Latin mons ‘mountain’ + the suffix -ionem.

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

Similar surnames: Muston, Masson, Husson, Melson, Upson, Hasson, Mussen, Musso, Mutton

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Where is the Musson family from?

You can see how Musson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Musson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Musson families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Musson's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Musson families in 1840.
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What did your Musson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Musson. 31% of Musson men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Musson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Musson were Truck Driver and House Work.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • House Work
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Musson. For the veterans among your Musson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Musson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Musson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Musson in 1950 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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