Karlsen Family History

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Karlsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Karl (see Charles).

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


Similar surnames: Karlson, Carlsen, Kallsen, Karlin, Harmsen, Paulsen, Carlson, Larsen

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Karlsen Family Origin

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Karlsen Family Occupations

What did your Karlsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Labourer Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Karlsen. 34% of Karlsen men worked as a Labourer Retired and 50% of Karlsen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karlsen were Ships Fireman Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Labourer Retired
    34%
  • Pipe Fitter H Worker Drop Forging Trade
    34%
  • Ships Fireman Incapacitated
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Domestic Servant
    25%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    25%

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

Karlsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karlsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karlsen 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Karlsen. 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 451 military records available for the last name Karlsen. For the veterans among your Karlsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karlsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Karlsen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Karlsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Karlsen in 1954 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karlsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karlsen 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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