Tison Family History

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Tison Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French tison ‘firebrand’ (see Tyson 2). Possibly an altered spelling of German Theisen.

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

Similar surnames: Tyson, Eison, Teson, Faison, Teston, Rison, Pion, Raison, Lion

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Tison Family Origin

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Tison Family Occupations

What did your Tison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tison. The most common Tison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Tison's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tison family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Tison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Tison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tison 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Tison. 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 Tison. For the veterans among your Tison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tison Life Expectancy

What is the average Tison lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Tison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Tison in 1948 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tison 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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