Michelsen Family History

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Michelsen Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael).

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

Similar surnames: Michaelsen, Mickelsen, Michelson, Mikkelsen, Nickelsen, Michels

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Michelsen Family Origin

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Michelsen Family Occupations

What did your Michelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Michelsen family was Barber. The most common Michelsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Michelsen's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Baber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Michelsen.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Baber

  • Barber


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

Michelsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Michelsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Michelsen 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Michelsen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Michelsen. For the veterans among your Michelsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Michelsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Michelsen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Michelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Michelsen in 1948 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Michelsen 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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