Gundersen Family History

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Gundersen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from an Old Norse personal name, Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’.

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


Similar surnames: Gunnarson, Andersen, Enderson, Gunnerson, Einerson, Gregersen

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Gundersen Family Origin

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Gundersen Family Occupations

What did your Gundersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gundersen family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gundersen. The most common Gundersen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Gundersen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    23%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Gundersen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gundersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gundersen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gundersen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gundersen. 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 Gundersen. For the veterans among your Gundersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gundersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gundersen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gundersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gundersen in 1948 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gundersen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gundersen 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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