Carstens Family History

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Carstens Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: patronymic from Carsten.

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

Similar surnames: Carsten, Carstensen, Martens, Karstens, Karsten, Kastens, Larsen

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Carstens Family Origin

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Carstens Family Occupations

What did your Carstens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carstens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Carstens's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carstens. A less common occupation for the Carstens family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith


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

Carstens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Carstens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carstens 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Carstens. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Carstens. For the veterans among your Carstens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carstens Life Expectancy

What is the average Carstens lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Carstens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carstens in 1949 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carstens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carstens 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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