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Johannesen Family History

Johannesen Name Meaning

Danish Norwegian and North German: patronymic from the personal name Johannes (see John ). It is rare in Germany. Compare Johnson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Johannessen, Johannsen, Johansen, Johnsen, Tonnesen, Jorgensen

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Where is the Johannesen family from?

You can see how Johannesen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Johannesen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Johannesen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Johannesen families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Johannesen's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Johannesen families in 1880.
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What did your Johannesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Johannesen. 20% of Johannesen men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Johannesen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Johannesen were Laborer and Typist. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Painter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Johannesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johannesen 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Johannesen. 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 896 military records available for the last name Johannesen. For the veterans among your Johannesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Johannesen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Johannesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Johannesen in 1958 was 30, and 67 in 2004.

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