Tyson Family History

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Tyson Name Meaning

English: variant of Dyson (see Dye). English: nickname for someone with a fiery temperament, from Old French tison ‘firebrand’. Americanized spelling of German Theissen or Theisen.

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

Similar surnames: Tison, Dyson, Lyson, Tysor, Boyson, Lyon, Teson, Wysong, Hyson, Son

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Tyson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tyson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tyson. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Tyson Family Origin

Where is the Tyson family from?

Tyson Family Occupations

What did your Tyson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tyson. The most common Tyson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Tyson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tyson family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant


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

Tyson Historical Records

What Tyson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Tyson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tyson 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 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Tyson. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Tyson. For the veterans among your Tyson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tyson Life Expectancy

What is the average Tyson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tyson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tyson in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tyson 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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