Dyson Family History

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Dyson Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): metronymic from Dye. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Danish, German, and Norwegian Theisen or German Theissen.

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

Similar surnames: Tyson, Lyson, Dison, Tison, Olson, Jason, Eison, Tysor, Ison, Edson

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Dyson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dyson name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Dyson Family Origin

Where is the Dyson family from?

Dyson Family Occupations

What did your Dyson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Woollen Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dyson. A less common occupation for the Dyson family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Dyson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Dyson's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Woollen Weaver

  • Cotton Weaver


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

Dyson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 255,000 census records available for the last name Dyson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dyson 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Dyson. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Dyson. For the veterans among your Dyson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dyson Life Expectancy

What is the average Dyson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dyson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Dyson in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dyson 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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