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Remsen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Rem . This surname is not found in the Netherlands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rossen, Ramsden, Ramsey, Rosen, Jessen, Rumsey, Reisen, Reiser, Essen

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Where is the Remsen family from?

You can see how Remsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Remsen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Remsen families living in New York. This was about 88% of all the recorded Remsen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Remsen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Remsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Remsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Remsen. 14% of Remsen men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Remsen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remsen were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Remsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remsen 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 647 immigration records available for the last name Remsen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Remsen. For the veterans among your Remsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remsen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Remsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Remsen in 1955 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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