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Monsen Family History

Monsen Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Mons an assimilated form of Magnus . This surname is rare in Denmark. Compare Monson Munsen and Munson .

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


Similar surnames: Monson, Momsen, Mensen, Jansen, Olsen, Mogen, Bossen, Munsen, Osen

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Where is the Monsen family from?

You can see how Monsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Monsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Monsen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Monsen families living in Utah. This was about 20% of all the recorded Monsen's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Monsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Monsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Monsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Monsen. 16% of Monsen men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Monsen women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Monsen were Machinist 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
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Librarian
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Monsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monsen 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Monsen. 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 732 military records available for the last name Monsen. For the veterans among your Monsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Monsen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Monsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Monsen in 1955 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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