Courson Family History

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Courson Name Meaning

French: habitational name from either of two places named Courson, in Calvados and Essonne, from the personal name Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -onem, or from a place in Yonne named with the same personal name + Gaulish dunum meaning ‘pride’; later, ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. See Coursen.

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

Similar surnames: Coursen, Curzon, Coursey, Bourbon, Cousin, Cordon, Forson, Corson

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Courson Family Origin

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Courson Family Occupations

What did your Courson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Courson. 27% of Courson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Courson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Courson were Carpenter and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Saleslady
  • Housework

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

Courson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Courson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Courson 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 693 immigration records available for the last name Courson. 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 Courson. For the veterans among your Courson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Courson Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Courson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Courson in 1944 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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