Widowson Family History

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Widowson Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Widdowson, Dowson, Dobson, Simonson, Eidson, Dolson, Towson, Donson

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Widowson Family Origin

Where is the Widowson family from?

Widowson Family Occupations

What did your Widowson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Widowson family was Charwoman. Labourer, Ag La and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widowson. The most common Widowson occupation in the UK was Labourer. 15% of Widowson's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    15%
  • Ag La

    8%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    8%
  • Charwoman

    8%

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

Widowson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Widowson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widowson 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 123 immigration records available for the last name Widowson. 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 30 military records available for the last name Widowson. For the veterans among your Widowson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widowson Life Expectancy

What is the average Widowson lifespan?

Between 1972 and 1990, in the United States, Widowson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Widowson in 1972 was 83, and 78 in 1990.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widowson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widowson 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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