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Gregersen Name Meaning

Danish Norwegian and North German: patronymic from the personal name Greger(s) (see Gregory ).

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


Similar surnames: Brodersen, Freerksen, Dreesen, Gundersen, Reierson, Petersen, Greisen

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Where is the Gregersen family from?

You can see how Gregersen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gregersen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gregersen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Gregersen families living in Illinois. This was about 45% of all the recorded Gregersen's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gregersen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gregersen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gregersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gregersen. 40% of Gregersen men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Gregersen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gregersen were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Hand
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    42%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gregersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gregersen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gregersen. 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 697 military records available for the last name Gregersen. For the veterans among your Gregersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gregersen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gregersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gregersen in 1953 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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