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Svensson Family History

Svensson Name Meaning
Swedish: 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

1,932,784 Historical Documents with Svensson on Ancestry.com
1,174,272 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
506 Military Records
84,662 Immigration Records
2,970 Census and Voter Lists
670,374 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Svensson Families

  • Number of Svensson families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Svensson families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Svensson families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Svensson census records

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Svensson Family Origin

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Svensson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Svensson 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 Svensson

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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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Svensson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Svensson census records

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Svensson Civil War Service Records

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