Svensson Family History

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Svensson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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


Similar surnames: Svendsen, Stenson, Swensson, Benson, Estenson, Aspenson, Persson

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Svensson Family Origin

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Svensson Family Occupations

What did your Svensson 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 Svensson. 12% of Svensson men worked as an Insurance Agent and 38% of Svensson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Svensson were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Insurance Agent
    12%
  • Able Bodied Seaman (tug Boat)
    6%
  • Cabin Steward
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    38%
  • Ladies Hairdresser
    8%
  • A R P Telephonist
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

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

Svensson Historical Records

What Svensson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Svensson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Svensson 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 89,000 immigration records available for the last name Svensson. 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 536 military records available for the last name Svensson. For the veterans among your Svensson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Svensson Life Expectancy

What is the average Svensson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Svensson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Svensson in 1955 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Svensson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Svensson 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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