Mortensen Family History

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Mortensen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten (see Martin 1).

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


Similar surnames: Martensen, Morgensen, Mortenson, Jorgensen, Martinsen, Lorensen

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Mortensen Family Origin

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Mortensen Family Occupations

What did your Mortensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mortensen. 11% of Mortensen men worked as an Insurance Agent and 34% of Mortensen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mortensen were Detective Sergeant and Bookkeeper typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Insurance Agent
    11%
  • Clerk (gas Company)
    6%
  • Colliery Joiner (above
    6%
  • Detective Sergeant
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    8%
  • Assistant Nurse
    4%
  • Bookkeeper typist
    4%

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

Mortensen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Mortensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mortensen 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Mortensen. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mortensen. For the veterans among your Mortensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mortensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mortensen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mortensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mortensen in 1944 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mortensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mortensen 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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