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Jemison Surname Meaning

English (northern): patronymic from the personal name Jem (a pet form of James ) + son. Compare Jamison .

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

Similar surnames: Jewison, Jamison, Jenison, Jameson, Jimison, Denison, Edison, Elison

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Where is the Jemison family from?

You can see how Jemison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jemison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jemison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 27 Jemison families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Jemison's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jemison families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jemison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jemison 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 Jemison. 50% of Jemison men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Jemison women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jemison were Bricklayer 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

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Jemison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jemison 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 930 immigration records available for the last name Jemison. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jemison. For the veterans among your Jemison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jemison lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Jemison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Jemison in 1946 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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