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Mortensen Family History

Mortensen Name Meaning
Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten (see Martin 1).

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

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222,076 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,972 Military Records
17,935 Immigration Records
26,748 Census and Voter Lists
141,894 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Mortensen Families

  • Number of Mortensen families
     46 - 90
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mortensen families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mortensen families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mortensen Family Origin

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Mortensen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mortensen

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Mortensen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mortensen census records

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Mortensen Civil War Service Records

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