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Martinsen Name Meaning

Norwegian Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name Martin .

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

Similar surnames: Martensen, Martinson, Mortensen, Marcussen, Matthiesen, Martins

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Where is the Martinsen family from?

You can see how Martinsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Martinsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Martinsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Martinsen families living in Minnesota. This was about 31% of all the recorded Martinsen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Martinsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Martinsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Martinsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Martinsen. 17% of Martinsen men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Martinsen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Martinsen were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Martinsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martinsen 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Martinsen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Martinsen. For the veterans among your Martinsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Martinsen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Martinsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Martinsen in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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