Detlefsen Family History

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Detlefsen Name Meaning

Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name Ditlev, Detlef (see Dethlefs).

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


Similar surnames: Dethlefsen, Dethlefs, Ketelsen, Ellefsen, Delfs, Jespersen, Tellefsen

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Detlefsen Family Origin

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Detlefsen Family Occupations

What did your Detlefsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Detlefsen family was Restaurateur. Blacksmith and House Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Detlefsen. The most common Detlefsen occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 33% of Detlefsen's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • House Carpenter

    33%
  • Restaurateur

    33%

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

Detlefsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Detlefsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detlefsen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Detlefsen. 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 Detlefsen. For the veterans among your Detlefsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detlefsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Detlefsen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Detlefsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Detlefsen in 1959 was 42, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Detlefsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detlefsen 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.

Famous Detlefsen Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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