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Svenson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen (see Svendsen).

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


Similar surnames: Swenson, Swanson, Swensen, Sorenson, Swensson, Oveson, Steenson

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Where is the Svenson family from?

You can see how Svenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Svenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Svenson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 258 Svenson families living in Minnesota. This was about 46% of all the recorded Svenson's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Svenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Svenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Svenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Svenson. 18% of Svenson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Svenson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Svenson were Carpenter and Cook.

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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
    18%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Svenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Svenson 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 64,000 immigration records available for the last name Svenson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Svenson. For the veterans among your Svenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Svenson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Svenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Svenson in 1946 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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