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Somsen Family History

Somsen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a topographic name from somp zomp ‘bog swamp’.

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


Similar surnames: Samson, Simson, Posen, Rossen, Sonnen, Sommer, Goosen, Boisen, Somer

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Where is the Somsen family from?

You can see how Somsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Somsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Somsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Somsen families living in Iowa. This was about 58% of all the recorded Somsen's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Somsen families in 1880.
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What did your Somsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Somsen. 31% of Somsen men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Somsen women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Labor
    12%
  • Farm Hand
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Somsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somsen 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 320 immigration records available for the last name Somsen. 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 163 military records available for the last name Somsen. For the veterans among your Somsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Somsen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Somsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Somsen in 1963 was 68, and 5 in 2003.

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