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Steensen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Steen from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’. Compare Steenson 2 and Stenson

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

Similar surnames: Steenson, Stenson, Estenson, Svendsen, Stennes, Stene, Evensen

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Where is the Steensen family from?

You can see how Steensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Steensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Steensen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 67% of all the recorded Steensen's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Steensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steensen. 32% of Steensen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Steensen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steensen were Farm Operator and Secretary. .

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*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
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 927 census records available for the last name Steensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steensen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 561 immigration records available for the last name Steensen. 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 Cards

There are 206 military records available for the last name Steensen. For the veterans among your Steensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steensen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Steensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Steensen in 1960 was 59, and 93 in 2003.

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