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Lorenson Name Meaning

Scandinavian: variant of Danish Lorensen or its Swedish cognate Lorentson.

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


Similar surnames: Sorenson, Hogenson, Arnson, Mortenson, Hokenson, Jorgenson, Lorentson

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Where is the Lorenson family from?

You can see how Lorenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lorenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Lorenson families living in Minnesota. This was about 30% of all the recorded Lorenson's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lorenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lorenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lorenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lorenson. 26% of Lorenson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Lorenson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorenson were Salesman and Cook. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lorenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorenson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lorenson. 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 630 military records available for the last name Lorenson. For the veterans among your Lorenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorenson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lorenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lorenson in 1962 was 84, and 76 in 2004.

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