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Palsson Family History

Palsson Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Passon, Alston, Parson, Hasson, Poisson, Posson, Masson, Pousson

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Where is the Palsson family from?

You can see how Palsson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palsson family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1911. The most Palsson families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there was 1 Palsson family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Palsson's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Palsson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palsson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palsson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Palsson. 100% of Palsson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Palsson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palsson 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 Palsson. 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 25 military records available for the last name Palsson. For the veterans among your Palsson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palsson lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Palsson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Palsson in 1964 was 67, and 88 in 2002.

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