Gundersen Family History

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Gundersen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from an Old Norse personal name, Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’.

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

Similar surnames: Gunnarson, Andersen, Enderson, Gunnerson, Einerson, Gregersen

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Gundersen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gundersen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gundersen. 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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Gundersen Family Origin

Where is the Gundersen family from?

Gundersen Family Occupations

What did your Gundersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gundersen occupation in the UK was Tailor. 100% of Gundersen's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor


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

Gundersen Historical Records

What Gundersen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gundersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gundersen 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Gundersen. 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 Gundersen. For the veterans among your Gundersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gundersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gundersen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gundersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gundersen in 1948 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gundersen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gundersen 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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