Tellefsen Family History

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Tellefsen Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from Tellef, a form of the Old Norse personal name þorleifr, composed of the name of the god þórr + leifr ‘heir’, ‘descendant’.

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


Similar surnames: Tollefsen, Ellefsen, Ellenson, Nellessen, Helgesen, Tennessen

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Tellefsen Family Origin

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Tellefsen Family Occupations

What did your Tellefsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tellefsen occupation in the USA was Sailor. 50% of Tellefsen's were Sailors. Sailor and Stone Cutter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tellefsen.

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  • Sailor

    50%
  • Stone Cutter

    50%

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

Tellefsen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Tellefsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Tellefsen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tellefsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tellefsen in 1962 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tellefsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tellefsen 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.

Famous Tellefsen Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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