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Jensen Family History

Jensen Name Meaning
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). This is Denmark’s most frequent surname.

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

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1,969,029 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
79,364 Military Records
232,011 Immigration Records
382,490 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Jensen Families

  • Number of Jensen families
     654 - 1,305
     219 - 653
     1 - 218
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jensen families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jensen families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jensen Family Origin

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Jensen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jensen

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Jensen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jensen census records

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Jensen Civil War Service Records

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