Bakken Family History

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Bakken Name Meaning

Scandinavian (especially Norway): variant of Bakke, with the addition of the definite article -n. Like Bakke, this is one of the most frequent surnames in Norway.

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


Similar surnames: Bakker, Backe, Backer, Banken, Bakke, Banke, Belken, Barten, Balke

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Bakken Family Origin

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Bakken Family Occupations

What did your Bakken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bakken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Bakken's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bakken. A less common occupation for the Bakken family was Cabinet Maker.

View Census data for Bakken | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    73%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Shoemaker

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bakken ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bakken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bakken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bakken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Bakken

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bakken. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bakken. For the veterans among your Bakken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bakken Life Expectancy

What is the average Bakken lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bakken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bakken in 1946 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bakken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bakken ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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