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Svendsen Family History

Svendsen Name Meaning
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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

287,322 Historical Documents with Svendsen on Ancestry.com
188,537 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,425 Military Records
19,924 Immigration Records
6,079 Census and Voter Lists
71,357 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Svendsen Families

  • Number of Svendsen families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Svendsen families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Svendsen families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Svendsen census records

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Svendsen Family Origin

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Svendsen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Svendsen

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Svendsen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Svendsen census records

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Svendsen Civil War Service Records

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