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Larson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Larsson, Danish and Norwegian Larsen. English: patronymic from a pet form of Lawrence.

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


Similar surnames: Lawson, Larison, Lairson, Parson, Larsen, Larrison, Barson, Larsson

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Where is the Larson family from?

You can see how Larson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Larson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Larson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 21 Larson families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Larson's in the UK. London had the highest population of Larson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Larson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Larson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Physician surgeon and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Larson. 25% of Larson men worked as a Physician surgeon and 65% of Larson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larson were House Painter and Unpaid Household Duties.

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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

  • Physician surgeon
    25%
  • Dentist
    25%
  • Piano Vanx Unemployed
    25%
  • House Painter
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
  • Domestic Servant
    7%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    5%
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Census Records

There are 570,000 census records available for the last name Larson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Larson 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 145,000 immigration records available for the last name Larson. 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 93,000 military records available for the last name Larson. For the veterans among your Larson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Larson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Larson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Larson in 1940 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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