Addison Family History

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Addison Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the Older Scots or northern Middle English personal name Addie, a pet form of Adam.

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

Similar surnames: Addis, Allison, Adkinson, Anson, Eidson, Madison, Adkison, Adamson

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Addison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Addison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Addison. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Addison Family Origin

Where is the Addison family from?

Addison Family Occupations

What did your Addison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Addison occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Addison's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Addison. A less common occupation for the Addison family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Fisherman


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

Addison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Addison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Addison 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Addison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Addison. For the veterans among your Addison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Addison Life Expectancy

What is the average Addison lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Addison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Addison in 1943 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Addison 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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