Andersen Family History

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Andersen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas.

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


Similar surnames: Anderson, Andersson, Enderson, Anders, Andreasen, Gundersen, Andren

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Andersen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Andersen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Andersen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Norway

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Sweden

    9%

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Andersen Family Origin

Where is the Andersen family from?

Andersen Family Occupations

What did your Andersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Andersen family was Mechanic. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Andersen. The most common Andersen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Andersen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Mechanic

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Andersen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Andersen Historical Records

What Andersen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Andersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Andersen 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 181,000 immigration records available for the last name Andersen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Andersen. For the veterans among your Andersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Andersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Andersen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Andersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Andersen in 1943 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Andersen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Andersen 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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