Ransom Family History

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Ransom Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) (see Rand 1).

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


Similar surnames: Ranson, Manson, Ramson, Anson, Hanson, Branson, Francom, Rapson

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Ransom Family Origin

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Ransom Family Occupations

What did your Ransom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ransom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Ransom's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ransom. A less common occupation for the Ransom family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Ransom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ransom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ransom 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ransom. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ransom. For the veterans among your Ransom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ransom Life Expectancy

What is the average Ransom lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ransom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ransom in 1940 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ransom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ransom 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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