Mortenson Family History

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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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Mortenson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mortenson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mortenson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Mortenson Family Origin

Where is the Mortenson family from?

Mortenson Family Occupations

What did your Mortenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mortenson family was Carpenter. The most common Mortenson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Mortenson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mortenson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Mortenson Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Mortenson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mortenson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mortenson 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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