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Jorgensen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Jørgensen); North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jørgen Jörgen from Greek Geōrgios (see George ). Compare Jergensen Jergenson Jorgenson and Yorgensen .

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


Similar surnames: Jurgensen, Morgensen, Juergensen, Jurgens, Mortensen, Mogensen

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Where is the Jorgensen family from?

You can see how Jorgensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jorgensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jorgensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 144 Jorgensen families living in Utah. This was about 24% of all the recorded Jorgensen's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Jorgensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jorgensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jorgensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jorgensen. 20% of Jorgensen men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Jorgensen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jorgensen were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Jorgensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jorgensen 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 77,000 immigration records available for the last name Jorgensen. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Jorgensen. For the veterans among your Jorgensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jorgensen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jorgensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jorgensen in 1940 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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