Layson Family History

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Layson Name Meaning

English (Kent): unexplained; possibly a variant of Leeson.

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

Similar surnames: Lyson, Jayson, Cayson, Laymon, Latson, Passon, Landon, Gladson

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Layson Family Origin

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Layson Family Occupations

What did your Layson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Layson family was Timber Merchant. The most common Layson occupation in the UK was Engine Driver At Works. 33% of Layson's were Engine Driver At Workss. Engine Driver At Works and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Layson.

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  • Engine Driver At Works

  • Farmer

  • Timber Merchant


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

Layson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Layson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layson 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 461 immigration records available for the last name Layson. 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 766 military records available for the last name Layson. For the veterans among your Layson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layson Life Expectancy

What is the average Layson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Layson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Layson in 1947 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layson 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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