Poisson Family History

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Poisson Name Meaning

French: from poisson ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a fish. In North America this name is sometimes translated as Fisher. North American variant of Poissant.

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

Similar surnames: Posson, Pousson, Soisson, Poston, Pinson, Picon, Sisson, Buisson

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Poisson Family Origin

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Poisson Family Occupations

What did your Poisson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Keeps House and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poisson. The most common Poisson occupation in the USA was Laborer. 35% of Poisson's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Poisson family was Cotton Sampler.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Book Keeper

  • Cotton Sampler


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

Poisson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Poisson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poisson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Poisson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poisson. For the veterans among your Poisson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poisson Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Poisson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Poisson in 1944 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poisson 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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