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Cornelsen Name Meaning

Dutch: reduced form of Cornelison. North German: patronymic from the personal name Cornelius.

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

Similar surnames: Cornelson, Mortensen, Cornelison, Carlsen, Jorgensen, Bernsen

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Where is the Cornelsen family from?

You can see how Cornelsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cornelsen family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Cornelsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Cornelsen families living in Kansas. This was about 77% of all the recorded Cornelsen's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Cornelsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cornelsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cornelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Cornelsen. 49% of Cornelsen men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cornelsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cornelsen 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Cornelsen. 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 279 military records available for the last name Cornelsen. For the veterans among your Cornelsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cornelsen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Cornelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cornelsen in 1962 was 61, and 85 in 2003.

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