Nelsen Family History

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Nelsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: variant of Nielsen. Dutch: patronymic from Nelis.

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


Similar surnames: Nielsen, Holsen, Nilsen, Nelson, Neisen, Hensen, Nelles, Nissen

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Nelsen Family Origin

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Nelsen Family Occupations

What did your Nelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nelsen family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nelsen. The most common Nelsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Nelsen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Nelsen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Nelsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Nelsen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nelsen in 1949 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nelsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nelsen 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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