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Martenson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Mårtensson or of its rare variant Mårtenson: patronymic from the personal name Mårten (see Martin ). Americanized form of North German Dutch and Danish Martensen and Mårtensen cognates of 1 above. Compare Mortenson .

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


Similar surnames: Mortenson, Martensen, Matteson, Martinson, Bartelson, Martinsen

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Where is the Martenson family from?

You can see how Martenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Martenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Martenson families living in Minnesota. This was about 25% of all the recorded Martenson's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Martenson families in 1880.
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What did your Martenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Martenson. 29% of Martenson men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Martenson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martenson were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Martenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martenson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Martenson. 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 789 military records available for the last name Martenson. For the veterans among your Martenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martenson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Martenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Martenson in 1961 was 74, and 74 in 2004.

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