Philson Family History

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Philson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Phil, a short form of the personal name Philip.

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

Similar surnames: Wilson, Philipson, Philbin, Ohlson, Philpot, Paulson, Hilson, Chilson

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Philson Family Origin

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Philson Family Occupations

What did your Philson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Philson family was Bookkeeper. The most common Philson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Philson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Philson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Bookkeeper


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

Philson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Philson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philson 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 476 immigration records available for the last name Philson. 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 794 military records available for the last name Philson. For the veterans among your Philson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Philson Life Expectancy

What is the average Philson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Philson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Philson in 1945 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Philson 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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