Carlsen Family History

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Carlsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Carl.

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

Similar surnames: Karlsen, Carlson, Karlson, Clasen, Harmsen, Paulsen, Larsen, Carsten

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Carlsen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carlsen name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Carlsen Family Origin

Where is the Carlsen family from?

Carlsen Family Occupations

What did your Carlsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carlsen occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 100% of Carlsen's were Engine Fitters.

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  • Engine Fitter


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

Carlsen Historical Records

What Carlsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Carlsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carlsen 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Carlsen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Carlsen. For the veterans among your Carlsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carlsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Carlsen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Carlsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Carlsen in 1947 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carlsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carlsen 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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