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Mortenson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Mårtensson or Danish and Norwegian Mortensen, patronymics from Scandinavian forms of the personal name Martin.

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


Similar surnames: Mortensen, Martenson, Sorenson, Martinson, Torstenson, Morgensen

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Where is the Mortenson family from?

You can see how Mortenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mortenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mortenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 89 Mortenson families living in Utah. This was about 23% of all the recorded Mortenson's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Mortenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mortenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mortenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mortenson. 23% of Mortenson men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mortenson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mortenson were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Mortenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mortenson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mortenson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mortenson. For the veterans among your Mortenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mortenson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mortenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mortenson in 1941 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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