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Kersten Family History

Kersten Name Meaning
North German: from the personal name Kersten, a Low German derivative of Christian (from Latin Christianus) (see Christian).

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

81,479 Historical Documents with Kersten on Ancestry.com
31,291 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,283 Military Records
3,291 Immigration Records
10,674 Census and Voter Lists
31,940 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kersten Families

  • Number of Kersten families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kersten families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kersten last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kersten census records

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Kersten Family Origin

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Kersten Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Kersten 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 Kersten

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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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Kersten Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kersten census records

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Kersten Civil War Service Records

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