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Impson Family History

Impson Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk): variant of Empson . This form of the surname is now more common in the US than in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Simpson, Ipson, Lipson, Dopson, Rapson, Iveson, Ison, Tompson

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Where is the Impson family from?

You can see how Impson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Impson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Impson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 30 Impson families living in Norfolk. This was about 34% of all the recorded Impson's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Impson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Impson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Impson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Impson. 88% of Impson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Impson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Impson 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Impson. 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 826 military records available for the last name Impson. For the veterans among your Impson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Impson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Impson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Impson in 1959 was 23, and 88 in 2004.

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