Michelson Family History

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Michelson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Mikhl (see Michael). English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Michel (see Mitchell). Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Michel, a Dutch variant of Michael. Americanized spelling of Michelsen.

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

Similar surnames: Michaelson, Michelsen, Michelman, Nichelson, Mickelson, Mitchelson

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Michelson Family Origin

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Michelson Family Occupations

What did your Michelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Michelson family was Cottager 6 Acres (Farmer). The most common Michelson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 32% of Michelson's were Farmers. Farmer, Ag Laborer and Acting Serjant Of Police were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Michelson.

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  • Farmer

  • Ag Laborer

  • Acting Serjant Of Police

  • Cottager 6 Acres (Farmer)


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

Michelson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Michelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michelson 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Michelson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Michelson. For the veterans among your Michelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Michelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Michelson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Michelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Michelson in 1941 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Michelson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Michelson 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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