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Mickelson Name Meaning

Respelling of Swedish Mickelsson, a patronymic from the personal name Mickel (see Michael).

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

Similar surnames: Michelson, Mickelsen, Mikkelsen, Michelsen, Michaelson, Dickenson

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Where is the Mickelson family from?

You can see how Mickelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mickelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mickelson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mickelson family living in Iowa Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Mickelson's in USA. Iowa Territory had the highest population of Mickelson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mickelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mickelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mickelson. 25% of Mickelson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mickelson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mickelson were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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What Mickelson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Mickelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mickelson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mickelson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mickelson. For the veterans among your Mickelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mickelson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mickelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mickelson in 1943 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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