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Mikkelsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mikkel (see Michael ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Mickelsen Mickelson Mikkelson and Michaelson .

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


Similar surnames: Mickelsen, Michelsen, Nickelsen, Michaelsen, Mickelson, Michelson

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Where is the Mikkelsen family from?

You can see how Mikkelsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mikkelsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Mikkelsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Mikkelsen families living in Minnesota. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mikkelsen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Mikkelsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mikkelsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mikkelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mikkelsen. 27% of Mikkelsen men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mikkelsen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mikkelsen were Painter 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mikkelsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mikkelsen 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mikkelsen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mikkelsen. For the veterans among your Mikkelsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mikkelsen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mikkelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mikkelsen in 1941 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

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