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Franzen Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Fransen . German Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Franz an equivalent of Francis . Swedish (mainly Franzén): from the personal name Franz (see Francis ) + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

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

Similar surnames: Franze, Frantzen, Fransen, Frandsen, Branden, Franzman, France, Franz

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Where is the Franzen family from?

You can see how Franzen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Franzen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Franzen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 131 Franzen families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Franzen's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Franzen families in 1880.
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What did your Franzen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Franzen. 23% of Franzen men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Franzen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Franzen were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Franzen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franzen 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Franzen. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Franzen. For the veterans among your Franzen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Franzen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Franzen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Franzen in 1953 was 65, and 79 in 2004.

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