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Johannsen Family History

Johannsen Name Meaning

North German and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Johann German and Danish form of John . Compare Johnson .

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

Similar surnames: Johansen, Johanns, Johnsen, Johannesen, Janssen, Jansen, Johansson

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Where is the Johannsen family from?

You can see how Johannsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Johannsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Johannsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 42 Johannsen families living in Iowa. This was about 49% of all the recorded Johannsen's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Johannsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Johannsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Johannsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Johannsen. 33% of Johannsen men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Johannsen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Johannsen were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Johannsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johannsen 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Johannsen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Johannsen. For the veterans among your Johannsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Johannsen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Johannsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Johannsen in 1950 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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