Thorstenson Family History

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Thorstenson Name Meaning

Respelling of Swedish Thorstensson or Norwegian Thorstensen, both patronymics from the personal name Thorstein (see Thurston 1).

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


Similar surnames: Torstenson, Mortenson, Thorson, Christenson, Ostenson, Torkelson

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Thorstenson Family Origin

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Thorstenson Family Occupations

What did your Thorstenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bell Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorstenson. A less common occupation for the Thorstenson family was Milkman. The most common Thorstenson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Thorstenson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Bell Maker

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Milkman

    6%

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

Thorstenson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Thorstenson Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorstenson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Thorstenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Thorstenson in 1958 was 54, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thorstenson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorstenson 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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