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Korten Family History

Korten Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Korte, Porten, Kosten, Koren, Orten, Morten, Kortan, Karten, Horten

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Where is the Korten family from?

You can see how Korten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korten family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Korten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 17 Korten families living in Michigan. This was about 24% of all the recorded Korten's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Korten families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Korten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Korten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Korten. 30% of Korten men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Korten women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korten were Clerk and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Cabinect Mk
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Laborer
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What Korten family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Korten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 455 immigration records available for the last name Korten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 814 military records available for the last name Korten. For the veterans among your Korten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korten lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2002, in the United States, Korten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Korten in 1958 was 44, and 83 in 2002.

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