Maxson Family History

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Maxson Name Meaning

Patronymic from the personal name Maximilian (see Max).

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

Similar surnames: Manson, Paxson, Mayson, Mapson, Malson, Ramson, Rayson, Watson, Jason

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Maxson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maxson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Maxson Family Origin

Where is the Maxson family from?

Maxson Family Occupations

What did your Maxson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer and Carter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Maxson. The most common Maxson occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 33% of Maxson's were Bricklayers. A less common occupation for the Maxson family was Wire Worker.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Carter

  • Wire Worker


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

Maxson Historical Records

What Maxson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Maxson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maxson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maxson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Maxson. For the veterans among your Maxson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maxson Life Expectancy

What is the average Maxson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Maxson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Maxson in 1947 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maxson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maxson 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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