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Philipson Name Meaning

English, Swedish (Philipsson), and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip.

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

Similar surnames: Phillips, Philson, Philippon, Philipp, Phillipson, Philipsen, Lipson

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Where is the Philipson family from?

You can see how Philipson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Philipson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Philipson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Philipson families living in Missouri. This was about 40% of all the recorded Philipson's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Philipson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Philipson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Philipson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Philipson. 25% of Philipson men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Philipson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Philipson were Proprietor and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Manager
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Practical Nurse
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Philipson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philipson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Philipson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Philipson. For the veterans among your Philipson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Philipson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Philipson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Philipson in 1962 was 79, and 73 in 2004.

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