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Gunnarson Name Meaning

Swedish (Gunnarsson): patronymic from the personal name Gunnar, from Old Norse Gunnarr, a compound of Old Norse gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’.

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


Similar surnames: Gunnerson, Gundersen, Gunner, Gunnison, Gustafson, Jonasson, Anderson

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Gunnarson Family Origin

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Gunnarson Family Occupations

What did your Gunnarson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gunnarson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Gunnarson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gunnarson family was Laborer. Farmer, Cigar Maker and In Grain Elevator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunnarson.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • In Grain Elevator

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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

Gunnarson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gunnarson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunnarson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gunnarson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gunnarson in 1959 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunnarson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunnarson 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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