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Bjornsen Family History

Bjornsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Bjørnsen): patronymic from the personal name Bjørn (see Bjorn ). Compare Ursin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bjornson, Bernsen, Johnsen, Bjorn, Jorgensen, Jansen, Thoresen

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Where is the Bjornsen family from?

You can see how Bjornsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bjornsen family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bjornsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Bjornsen families living in Alberta. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bjornsen's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Bjornsen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bjornsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bjornsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bjornsen. 34% of Bjornsen men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bjornsen women worked as a Housemaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bjornsen were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housemaid
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bjornsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjornsen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bjornsen. 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 211 military records available for the last name Bjornsen. For the veterans among your Bjornsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bjornsen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bjornsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bjornsen in 1963 was 75, and 85 in 2004.

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