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Andersen Family History

Andersen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas.

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


Similar surnames: Anderson, Andersson, Enderson, Anders, Andreasen, Gundersen, Andren

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Where is the Andersen family from?

You can see how Andersen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Andersen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Andersen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Andersen families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Andersen's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Andersen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Andersen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Andersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Andersen. 17% of Andersen men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Andersen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Andersen were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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What Andersen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Andersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Andersen 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 181,000 immigration records available for the last name Andersen. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Andersen. For the veterans among your Andersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Andersen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Andersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Andersen in 1943 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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