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Origins of the Allison surname

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About the Allisons

We have a total number of 96431 records for people with the last name Allison.

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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?

Smiths

&

Browns

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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
Dressmaker

362

Domestic Servant

193

General Servant Domestic

167

Housekeeper

167

House Servant

156

Common Male occupations for Allisons in 1921
Coal Miner

484

Agricultural Labourer

308

Farmer

306

Joiner

290

General Labourer

239

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