Surgeon Family History

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Surgeon Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French sur(ri)gien (from a derivative of Late Latin chirurgia ‘handiwork’), hence an occupational name for a person who performed operations, mostly amputations. Before the advent of anaesthetics, only crude surgery was possible, and the calling was often combined with that of the barber or bath house attendant. French: topographic name for someone who lived close to a gushing spring.

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

Similar surnames: Sturgeon, Gudgeon, Sargent, Burgett, Buren, Burden, Dudgeon, Burgin

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Surgeon Family Origin

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Surgeon Family Occupations

What did your Surgeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Alabaster Labourer and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Surgeon. The most common Surgeon occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 29% of Surgeon's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Surgeon family was Dressmaker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Alabaster Labourer

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Dressmaker


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

Surgeon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Surgeon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surgeon 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 Surgeon. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Surgeon. For the veterans among your Surgeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Surgeon Life Expectancy

What is the average Surgeon lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Surgeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Surgeon in 1960 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Surgeon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Surgeon 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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