Jespersen Family History

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Jespersen Name Meaning

Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jesper, Danish and Low German form of Kaspar.

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

Similar surnames: Espersen, Caspersen, Jepperson, Jessen, Jepsen, Person, Pettersen

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Jespersen Family Origin

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Jespersen Family Occupations

What did your Jespersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Ship Broker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jespersen. The most common Jespersen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Jespersen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Ship Broker


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

Jespersen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jespersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jespersen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Jespersen. 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 982 military records available for the last name Jespersen. For the veterans among your Jespersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jespersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jespersen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Jespersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jespersen in 1953 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jespersen 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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