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Roberson Name Meaning

English: variant of Robertson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Robertson, Robeson, Roberton, Rogerson, Rodgerson, Amberson, Jimerson

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Where is the Roberson family from?

You can see how Roberson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roberson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roberson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 81 Roberson families living in North Carolina. This was about 17% of all the recorded Roberson's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Roberson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roberson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roberson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roberson. 24% of Roberson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Roberson women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roberson were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Roberson. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Roberson. For the veterans among your Roberson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roberson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Roberson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Roberson in 1942 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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