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Martensen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch; Danish (also Mårtensen): patronymic from the personal name Marten or Mårten. Compare Martenson and Martinson

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

Similar surnames: Mortensen, Martinsen, Martenson, Morgensen, Martens, Mertens

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Where is the Martensen family from?

You can see how Martensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Martensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Martensen families living in Nebraska. This was about 27% of all the recorded Martensen's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Martensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Martensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Martensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Martensen. 30% of Martensen men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Martensen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martensen were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Martensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martensen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Martensen. 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 857 military records available for the last name Martensen. For the veterans among your Martensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martensen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Martensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Martensen in 1955 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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