Jurgensen Family History

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Jurgensen Name Meaning

North German (Jürgensen) and Scandinavian: patronymic from Jürgen, Jørgen, equivalents of George.

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

Similar surnames: Jorgensen, Juergensen, Jurgens, Jergenson, Jergens, Morgensen

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Jurgensen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jurgensen name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Jurgensen Family Origin

Where is the Jurgensen family from?

Jurgensen Family Occupations

What did your Jurgensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jurgensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Jurgensen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jurgensen family was Book Keeper. Farmer, Merchant and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jurgensen.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Shoemaker

  • Book Keeper


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

Jurgensen Historical Records

What Jurgensen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Jurgensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jurgensen 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Jurgensen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jurgensen. For the veterans among your Jurgensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jurgensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jurgensen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Jurgensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jurgensen in 1951 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jurgensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jurgensen 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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