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Hudson Family History

Hudson Surname Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hudde (see Hudd ) + -son. This surname is also established in Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hutson, Hobson, Bulson, Burson, Hanson, Hodson, Hunton, Judson

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Where is the Hudson family from?

You can see how Hudson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hudson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hudson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7,523 Hudson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hudson's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hudson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hudson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hudson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hudson. 6% of Hudson men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Hudson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hudson were Retired and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Retired
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Hudson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hudson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 76,000 immigration records available for the last name Hudson. 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 Cards

There are 149,000 military records available for the last name Hudson. For the veterans among your Hudson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hudson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hudson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hudson in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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