Kersten Family History

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Kersten Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Kersten, a Low German derivative of Christian (from Latin Christianus) (see Christian).

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

Similar surnames: Kirsten, Kerstein, Kirstein, Kasten, Gersten, Kesten, Carsten

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Kersten Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kersten name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kersten. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kersten Family Origin

Where is the Kersten family from?

Kersten Family Occupations

What did your Kersten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kersten. A less common occupation for the Kersten family was Keeping House. The most common Kersten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Kersten's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm

  • Keeping House


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

Kersten Historical Records

What Kersten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kersten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kersten 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kersten. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kersten. For the veterans among your Kersten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kersten Life Expectancy

What is the average Kersten lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kersten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kersten in 1953 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kersten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kersten 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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