Vinson Family History

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Vinson Name Meaning

English: variant of Vincent.

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

Similar surnames: Venson, Vinton, Hinson, Eidson, Tinson, Winson, Kinson, Pinson

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Vinson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vinson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vinson. 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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Vinson Family Origin

Where is the Vinson family from?

Vinson Family Occupations

What did your Vinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Vinson family was French Polisher. The most common Vinson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Vinson's were Farmers. Farmer, Charwoman and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vinson.

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  • Farmer

  • Charwoman

  • Annuitant

  • French Polisher


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

Vinson Historical Records

What Vinson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Vinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vinson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Vinson. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Vinson. For the veterans among your Vinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vinson Life Expectancy

What is the average Vinson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Vinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vinson in 1943 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vinson 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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