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Christensen Family History

Christensen Name Meaning
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen.

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

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1,220,617 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
46,742 Military Records
95,054 Immigration Records
196,706 Census and Voter Lists
841,549 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Christensen Families

  • Number of Christensen families
     369 - 735
     124 - 368
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Christensen families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Christensen families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Christensen census records

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Christensen Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Christensen families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Christensen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Christensen families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Christensen

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Christensen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Christensen census records

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Christensen Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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