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Jamison Family History

Jamison Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English and Scots Jami(e)son Jameson Jem(i)son ‘son of James’ (see James ). Jameson and Jamison are mainly found in northern England especially in Northumberland and Durham while in Scotland the more usual form is Jamieson but all three versions occur on either side of the border. Scottish: variant of McCamish .

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


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

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Where is the Jamison family from?

You can see how Jamison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jamison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jamison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 88 Jamison families living in Lancashire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Jamison's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jamison families in 1891.
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What did your Jamison ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Photographer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jamison. 34% of Jamison men worked as a Photographer and 77% of Jamison women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jamison were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Photographer
    34%
  • Motor Driver
    34%
  • Builders Labourer
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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