Martensen Family History

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Martensen Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish (Mårtensen): patronymic from the personal name Marten.

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

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

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Martensen Family Origin

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Martensen Family Occupations

What did your Martensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, clerk In War Dept., Driver In Coal Yard and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martensen. A less common occupation for the Martensen family was Keeping House. The most common Martensen occupation in the USA was Clerk In War Dept.. 17% of Martensen's were Clerk In War Dept.s.

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  • Clerk In War Dept.

  • Driver In Coal Yard

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Martensen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Martensen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martensen 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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