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Larsen Name Meaning

Danish Norwegian and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1 Larrison and Lawson

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


Similar surnames: Lassen, Larson, Laursen, Clasen, Karlsen, Jansen, Larsh, Harten

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Where is the Larsen family from?

You can see how Larsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Larsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Larsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 810 Larsen families living in Utah. This was about 21% of all the recorded Larsen's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Larsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Larsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Larsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Larsen. 14% of Larsen men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Larsen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larsen were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 200,000 census records available for the last name Larsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Larsen 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 194,000 immigration records available for the last name Larsen. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Larsen. For the veterans among your Larsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Larsen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Larsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Larsen in 1942 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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