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Mensen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Mense . Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mens a derivative of German Meinhard (see Meinhardt ). This surname is very rare in Norway.

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

Similar surnames: Mense, Jensen, Hensen, Menken, Benson, Monsen, Jansen, Bernsen

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Where is the Mensen family from?

You can see how Mensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mensen family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mensen's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Mensen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mensen. 43% of Mensen men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Mensen women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mensen 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Mensen. 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 305 military records available for the last name Mensen. For the veterans among your Mensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mensen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mensen in 1951 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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