Townson Family History

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Townson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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


Similar surnames: Tompson, Tomson, Johnson, Towson, Tolson, Monson, Ronson, Dowson

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Townson Family Origin

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Townson Family Occupations

What did your Townson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Townson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Townson's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Townson. A less common occupation for the Townson family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Townson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Townson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Townson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Townson

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Townson. 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 Townson. For the veterans among your Townson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Townson Life Expectancy

What is the average Townson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Townson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Townson in 1958 was 51, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Townson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Townson 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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