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Jameson Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Jamison .

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


Similar surnames: Jamison, Jamieson, Jamerson, Jackson, Bateson, Jimerson, Hampson

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Where is the Jameson family from?

You can see how Jameson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jameson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jameson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 599 Jameson families living in Lancashire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Jameson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jameson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jameson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jameson 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 Jameson. 14% of Jameson men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Jameson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jameson were Insurance Agent and Housewife. .

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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
    14%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Insurance Agent
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Jameson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jameson 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 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Jameson. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Jameson. For the veterans among your Jameson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jameson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Jameson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Jameson in 1943 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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