Pattison Family History

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Pattison Name Meaning

English (northeastern) and Scottish: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Pat(t) (see Pate 1).

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

Similar surnames: Mattison, Patton, Patterson, Mathison, Matteson, Paterson, Addison

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Pattison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pattison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pattison. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Pattison Family Origin

Where is the Pattison family from?

Pattison Family Occupations

What did your Pattison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pattison family was Carpenter. The most common Pattison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Pattison's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pattison.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Pattison Historical Records

What Pattison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Pattison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pattison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Pattison. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Pattison. For the veterans among your Pattison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pattison Life Expectancy

What is the average Pattison lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pattison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pattison in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pattison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pattison 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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