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Origins of the Allison surname

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About the Allisons

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Where do most Allisons live?

In 1921, most Allisons lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Allisons

How common is your surname?

549th most common surname in the UK

We have 80,000 records for the Allison surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Allisons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Allison first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Allisons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Allisons in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




House Servant


Common Male occupations for Allisons in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer






General Labourer


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