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Anson Name Meaning

English (found mainly in Yorkshire): patronymic from one of several Middle English personal names. Reaney and Wilson have it as ‘son of Hann’ or ‘son of Hand’. Bardsley explains it as ‘son of Anne’, but Anne was not common as a Middle English personal name, although this is very probably the sense of the Scottish surname Anisoun. More plausible in a medieval context, perhaps, is ‘son of Agnes’ (see Annis), or even ‘son of Anselm’.

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


Similar surnames: Manson, Ranson, Hanson, Son, Ganson, Janson, Ipson, Alsop, Malson

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Anson Family Origin

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Anson Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Anson. 17% of Anson men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Anson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anson were Coal Hewer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Coal Hewer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Anson Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Anson. For the veterans among your Anson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Anson Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Anson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Anson in 1945 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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