Johnsen Family History

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Johnsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jo(h)n, Johann(es) (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Johansen, Jansen, Jensen, Johnson, Johannsen, Bjornsen, Ohlsen

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Johnsen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Johnsen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Johnsen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Johnsen Family Origin

Where is the Johnsen family from?

Johnsen Family Occupations

What did your Johnsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Johnsen. The most common Johnsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Johnsen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Johnsen family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Johnsen Historical Records

What Johnsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Johnsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johnsen 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 75,000 immigration records available for the last name Johnsen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Johnsen. For the veterans among your Johnsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Johnsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Johnsen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Johnsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Johnsen in 1941 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Johnsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Johnsen 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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