Jameson Family History

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Jameson Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: patronymic from James.

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

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

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Jameson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jameson name?

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


  • France


  • Norway


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Jameson Family Origin

Where is the Jameson family from?

Jameson Family Occupations

What did your Jameson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer


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

Jameson Historical Records

What Jameson family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Jameson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jameson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jameson 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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