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Abrahamsen Family History

Abrahamsen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Abraham.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Abrahamson, Abrahams, Abrahamian, Abramson, Abrams, Hermsen, Abramov

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Where is the Abrahamsen family from?

You can see how Abrahamsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abrahamsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Abrahamsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Abrahamsen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 48% of all the recorded Abrahamsen's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Abrahamsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abrahamsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abrahamsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abrahamsen. 42% of Abrahamsen men worked as a Carpenter and 25% of Abrahamsen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abrahamsen were Clerk and Cashier.

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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

  • Carpenter
    42%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Cashier
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Abrahamsen. 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 Abrahamsen. For the veterans among your Abrahamsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abrahamsen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Abrahamsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Abrahamsen in 1952 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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