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Bjorn Family History

Bjorn Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Bjørn); Swedish (Björn): from a personal name and nickname meaning ‘bear’ (Old Norse bjorn). The Norwegian name is often a shortened form of any of various habitational names from places named with this word, e.g. Bjørnsplass. In Swedish it is ornamental in some cases.

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


Similar surnames: Bjork, Horn, Born, Borg, Bork, Brown, Borns, Bon, Dorn, Boen

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Where is the Bjorn family from?

You can see how Bjorn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bjorn family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Bjorn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Bjorn families living in Kansas. This was about 35% of all the recorded Bjorn's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Bjorn families in 1880.
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What did your Bjorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bjorn. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bjorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bjorn. 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 Cards

There are 479 military records available for the last name Bjorn. For the veterans among your Bjorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bjorn lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bjorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bjorn in 1963 was 74, and 82 in 2004.

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