Pedersen Family History

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Pedersen Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Petersen, Pettersen, Andersen, Peterson, Peerson, Gundersen

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Pedersen Family Origin

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Pedersen Family Occupations

What did your Pedersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pedersen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Pedersen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pedersen family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pedersen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • At Home


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

Pedersen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pedersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Pedersen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pedersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Pedersen in 1944 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pedersen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pedersen 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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