Petersen Family History

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Petersen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Pettersen, Pedersen, Peterson, Ketelsen, Peters, Iversen, Pieters

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Petersen Family Origin

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Petersen Family Occupations

What did your Petersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Petersen family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petersen. The most common Petersen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Petersen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Petersen Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Petersen ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Petersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Petersen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Petersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Petersen in 1940 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petersen 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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