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Origins of the Avison surname

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About the Avisons

We have a total number of 4986 records for people with the last name Avison.

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Where do most Avisons live?

In 1921, most Avisons lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Avisons

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We have 4,420 records for the Avison surname. The oldest one dates back to 1615.

Who were Avisons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Avison first names?

  • Thomas
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Avisons

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

Common Female occupations for Avisons in 1921
Cotton Weaver




House Keeper




Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Avisons in 1921


Coal Miner


Cattle Dealer




Cloth Finisher


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