Jorgensen Family History

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Jorgensen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Georgios (see George).

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

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

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Jorgensen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jorgensen name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Jorgensen Family Origin

Where is the Jorgensen family from?

Jorgensen Family Occupations

What did your Jorgensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jorgensen family was Tailor. The most common Jorgensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Jorgensen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jorgensen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Jorgensen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Jorgensen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jorgensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jorgensen 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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