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Christiansen Family History

Christiansen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: variant of Christensen. North German: patronymic from Christian.

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


Similar surnames: Christianson, Christensen, Christians, Kristiansen, Carstensen

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Where is the Christiansen family from?

You can see how Christiansen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christiansen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Christiansen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 601 Christiansen families living in Utah. This was about 35% of all the recorded Christiansen's in the USA. Utah had the highest population of Christiansen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christiansen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christiansen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Christiansen. 18% of Christiansen men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Christiansen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christiansen were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Christiansen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christiansen 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 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Christiansen. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Christiansen. For the veterans among your Christiansen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christiansen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Christiansen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Christiansen in 1942 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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