Jensen Family History

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Jensen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). This is Denmark’s most frequent surname.

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

Similar surnames: Jansen, Jessen, Jepsen, Hensen, Mensen, Bernsen, Jens, Jenson

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Jensen Family Origin

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Jensen Family Occupations

What did your Jensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Jensen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jensen family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jensen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Jensen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 397,000 census records available for the last name Jensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jensen 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 269,000 immigration records available for the last name Jensen. 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 82,000 military records available for the last name Jensen. For the veterans among your Jensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jensen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jensen in 1940 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jensen 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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