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Ranson Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) (see Rand 1). French: variant of Renson, a reduced form of Rennesson, a pet form (with the double diminutive suffix -esson) of a personal name derived from the Germanic name Ragino or a compound name with the first element ragin- ‘counsel’.

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


Similar surnames: Ransom, Ramson, Branson, Hanson, Anson, Manson, Janson, Brandon

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Ranson Family Origin

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Ranson Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Ranson Historical Records

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Ranson Life Expectancy

What is the average Ranson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, Ranson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ranson in 1948 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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