Bjorn Family History

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Bjorn Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Bjørn); Swedish (Björn): from a personal name and nickname meaning ‘bear’ (Old Norse bjorn). The Norwegian name is often a shortened form of any of various habitational names from places named with this word, e.g. Bjørnsplass. In Swedish it is ornamental in some cases.

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

Similar surnames: Bjork, Horn, Born, Borg, Bork, Brown, Borns, Bon, Dorn, Boen

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Bjorn Family Origin

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Bjorn Family Occupations

What did your Bjorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and At Home were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bjorn. The most common Bjorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Bjorn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bjorn family was Machinist.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Machinist


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Bjorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bjorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bjorn. 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 479 military records available for the last name Bjorn. For the veterans among your Bjorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bjorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bjorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bjorn in 1963 was 74, and 82 in 2004.

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