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Amberson Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Ambrossen or Ambrosson rare Norwegian patronymics from Ambrose . English: variant of Emerson with intrusive -b-. This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Anderson, Albertson, Amerson, Ambers, Abelson, Giberson, Catterson

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Where is the Amberson family from?

You can see how Amberson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amberson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amberson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Amberson families living in London. This was about 48% of all the recorded Amberson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Amberson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amberson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amberson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Amberson. 100% of Amberson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 458 immigration records available for the last name Amberson. 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 Cards

There are 999 military records available for the last name Amberson. For the veterans among your Amberson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amberson lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Amberson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Amberson in 1952 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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