Jamison Family History

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Jamison Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from James.

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

Similar surnames: Jamieson, Jameson, Jemison, Jackson, Jamerson, Davison, Amison, Jason

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Jamison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jamison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jamison. 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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Jamison Family Origin

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Jamison Family Occupations

What did your Jamison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Jamison occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 4% of Jamison's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jamison. A less common occupation for the Jamison family was Grocer.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


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

Jamison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Jamison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jamison 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 102,000 immigration records available for the last name Jamison. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Jamison. For the veterans among your Jamison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jamison Life Expectancy

What is the average Jamison lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jamison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jamison in 1944 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jamison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jamison 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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