Swendsen Family History

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Swendsen Name Meaning

Variant of Danish and Norwegian Svendsen.

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

Similar surnames: Swensen, Svendsen, Swansen, Swenson, Jenssen, Svenson, Soenksen

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Swendsen Family Origin

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Swendsen Family Occupations

What did your Swendsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the UK named Swendsen. 34% of Swendsen women worked as a Domestic Servant

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Swendsen Historical Records

What Swendsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Swendsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swendsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Swendsen

Passenger List

There are 950 immigration records available for the last name Swendsen. 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 291 military records available for the last name Swendsen. For the veterans among your Swendsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swendsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Swendsen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Swendsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Swendsen in 1960 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swendsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swendsen 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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