Theisen Family History

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Theisen Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Thiessen, Thissen, Theiss, Greisen, Heien, Heinsen, Treinen, Thelen

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Theisen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Theisen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Theisen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Theisen Family Origin

Where is the Theisen family from?

Theisen Family Occupations

What did your Theisen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Theisen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Theisen's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Theisen. A less common occupation for the Theisen family was Book Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Book Keeper


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

Theisen Historical Records

What Theisen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Theisen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theisen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Theisen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Theisen. For the veterans among your Theisen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Theisen Life Expectancy

What is the average Theisen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Theisen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Theisen in 1946 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Theisen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Theisen 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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