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Mortensen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten (see Martin 1).

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


Similar surnames: Martensen, Morgensen, Mortenson, Jorgensen, Martinsen, Lorensen

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Mortensen Family Origin

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Mortensen Family Occupations

What did your Mortensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mortensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Mortensen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mortensen. A less common occupation for the Mortensen family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Mortensen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mortensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mortensen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mortensen. 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 Mortensen. For the veterans among your Mortensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mortensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mortensen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mortensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mortensen in 1944 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mortensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mortensen 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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