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Jorgensen Family History

Jorgensen Name Meaning
Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Georgios (see George).

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

1,067,259 Historical Documents with Jorgensen on Ancestry.com
628,763 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,922 Military Records
66,550 Immigration Records
62,423 Census and Voter Lists
295,601 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jorgensen Families

  • Number of Jorgensen families
     128 - 253
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jorgensen families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jorgensen families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jorgensen Family Origin

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Jorgensen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jorgensen

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Jorgensen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Jorgensen Civil War Service Records

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