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Fossen Family History

Fossen Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of the numerous farmsteads throughout Norway named Fossen, from the definite form of foss ‘waterfall’ (from Old Norse fors).German: variant of Fassen, a short form of Servatius (see Faas 3).

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

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9,761 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,220 Military Records
724 Immigration Records
7,334 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Fossen Families

  • Number of Fossen families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fossen families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fossen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fossen census records

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Fossen Family Origin

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Fossen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Fossen

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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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Fossen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fossen census records

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Fossen Civil War Service Records

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