Corson Family History

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Corson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Curzon. English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French corson, a diminutive of curt ‘short’ (see Court).

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

Similar surnames: Carson, Gordon, Cordon, Curson, Colson, Corbin, Lorson, Person

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Corson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Corson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Corson. 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


  • France


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Corson Family Origin

Where is the Corson family from?

Corson Family Occupations

What did your Corson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Draper

  • Fisherman

  • Joiner


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

Corson Historical Records

What Corson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Corson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Corson. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Corson. For the veterans among your Corson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corson Life Expectancy

What is the average Corson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Corson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Corson in 1941 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corson 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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