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Michaelsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Michael.

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


Similar surnames: Michelsen, Michaelson, Michaels, Mickelsen, Michelson, Nickelsen

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Where is the Michaelsen family from?

You can see how Michaelsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Michaelsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Michaelsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Michaelsen families living in Iowa. This was about 28% of all the recorded Michaelsen's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Michaelsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Michaelsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Michaelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Michaelsen. 20% of Michaelsen men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Michaelsen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Michaelsen were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Michaelsen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Michaelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Michaelsen in 1944 was 34, and 86 in 2004.

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