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Paterson Family Origin

Where is the Paterson family from?

Paterson Family Occupations

What did your Paterson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paterson. A less common occupation for the Paterson family was Carpenter. The most common Paterson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Paterson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Paterson Historical Records

What Paterson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 366,000 census records available for the last name Paterson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paterson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Paterson

Passenger List

There are 79,000 immigration records available for the last name Paterson. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Paterson. For the veterans among your Paterson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paterson Life Expectancy

What is the average Paterson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Paterson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Paterson in 1944 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paterson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paterson 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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