Chilson Family History

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Chilson Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chilson in Oxfordshire, named with Old English cild ‘young man’ (see Child) + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Chilton, Hilton, Milton, Philson, Hitson, Ison, Tilson, Coulson

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Chilson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chilson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Chilson Family Origin

Where is the Chilson family from?

Chilson Family Occupations

What did your Chilson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chilson occupation in the UK was Carpenter R N. 17% of Chilson's were Carpenter R Ns. A less common occupation for the Chilson family was Lab At Coalmine. Carpenter R N, Engine Setters Wife and Fishmonger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chilson.

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  • Carpenter R N

  • Engine Setters Wife

  • Fishmonger

  • Lab At Coalmine


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

Chilson Historical Records

What Chilson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Chilson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chilson 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 901 immigration records available for the last name Chilson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Chilson. For the veterans among your Chilson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chilson Life Expectancy

What is the average Chilson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Chilson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chilson in 1946 was 79, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chilson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chilson 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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