Magnusson Family History

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Magnusson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Magnus.

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

Similar surnames: Magnussen, Magnus, Jansson, Mattsson, Hansson, Rasmusson, Manson

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Magnusson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Magnusson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Magnusson Family Origin

Where is the Magnusson family from?

Magnusson Family Occupations

What did your Magnusson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Magnusson family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magnusson. The most common Magnusson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Magnusson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Black Smith

  • Carpenter


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

Magnusson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Magnusson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magnusson 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Magnusson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Magnusson. For the veterans among your Magnusson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magnusson Life Expectancy

What is the average Magnusson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Magnusson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Magnusson in 1960 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magnusson 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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