Fossen Family History

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Fossen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the numerous farmsteads throughout Norway named Fossen, from the definite form of foss ‘waterfall’ (from Old Norse fors). German: variant of Fassen, a short form of Servatius (see Faas 3).

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


Similar surnames: Fosse, Osen, Rossen, Olsen, Fossum, Bossen, Fossey, Kosten, Cossey

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Fossen Family Origin

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Fossen Family Occupations

What did your Fossen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Glass Blower were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fossen. The most common Fossen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Fossen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Glass Blower

    20%

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

Fossen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fossen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossen 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 Fossen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fossen. For the veterans among your Fossen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fossen Life Expectancy

What is the average Fossen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fossen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fossen in 1962 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fossen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fossen 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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