Madson Family History

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Madson Name Meaning

English: variant of Madison. Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Madsen, possibly also of Swedish Mattsson.

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

Similar surnames: Masson, Matson, Marson, Gadson, Mayson, Mason, Parson, Maddison

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Madson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Madson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Madson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


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Madson Family Origin

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Madson Family Occupations

What did your Madson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Madson family was Surgeon Genl (Army Medicine Capt Active List). The most common Madson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 33% of Madson's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner and Laborer Manure Works were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Madson.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer Manure Works

  • Surgeon Genl (Army Medicine Capt Active List)


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

Madson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Madson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Madson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Madson. For the veterans among your Madson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madson Life Expectancy

What is the average Madson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Madson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Madson in 1951 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madson 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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