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Mogensen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mogens Danish form of Magnus . This surname is rare in Norway. Compare Morgensen .

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


Similar surnames: Morgensen, Monsen, Jorgensen, Mortensen, Sorensen, Mensen, Lorensen

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Where is the Mogensen family from?

You can see how Mogensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mogensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Mogensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Mogensen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 76% of all the recorded Mogensen's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Mogensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mogensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mogensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mogensen. 24% of Mogensen men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Mogensen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mogensen were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mogensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mogensen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mogensen. 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 840 military records available for the last name Mogensen. For the veterans among your Mogensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mogensen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mogensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mogensen in 1959 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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