Jensen Family History

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Jensen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). This is Denmark’s most frequent surname.

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

Similar surnames: Jansen, Jessen, Jepsen, Hensen, Mensen, Bernsen, Jens, Jenson

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Jensen Family Origin

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Jensen Family Occupations

What did your Jensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jensen. 23% of Jensen men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Jensen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jensen were Engineer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jensen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 397,000 census records available for the last name Jensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jensen 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 269,000 immigration records available for the last name Jensen. 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 82,000 military records available for the last name Jensen. For the veterans among your Jensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jensen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jensen in 1940 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jensen 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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