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Clausen Family History

Clausen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Klausen, Claussen, Clasen, Classen, Claassen, Claus, Clawson, Klauser

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Where is the Clausen family from?

You can see how Clausen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clausen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clausen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Clausen families living in Alberta. This was about 81% of all the recorded Clausen's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Clausen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clausen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clausen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Clausen. 89% of Clausen men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    89%
  • Trapper
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Clausen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Clausen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clausen 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Clausen. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Clausen. For the veterans among your Clausen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clausen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Clausen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Clausen in 1942 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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