History of your Surname
Get access to Palmgren family records.Start a free trial

Palmgren Family History

Palmgren Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements palm ‘palm tree’ + gren ‘branch’.

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

Similar surnames: Malmgren, Almgren, Wallgren, Holmgren, Hallgren, Kallgren, Palmer

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Palmgren family from?

You can see how Palmgren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palmgren family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Palmgren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Palmgren families living in Minnesota. This was about 38% of all the recorded Palmgren's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Palmgren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palmgren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palmgren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Palmgren. 28% of Palmgren men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Palmgren women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palmgren were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

View Census data for Palmgren | Data not to scale

*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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Palmgren family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Palmgren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palmgren census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Palmgren

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Palmgren. 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.

View all Palmgren immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 919 military records available for the last name Palmgren. For the veterans among your Palmgren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Palmgren military records

You've only scratched the surface of Palmgren family history.

Discover More

What is the average Palmgren lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Palmgren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Palmgren in 1945 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palmgren

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Palmgren family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial