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Gundersen Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Gunder from Old Norse Gunnarr a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’. Compare Gunderson and Gunnerson .

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

Similar surnames: Gunnarson, Andersen, Enderson, Gunnerson, Einerson, Gregersen

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Where is the Gundersen family from?

You can see how Gundersen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gundersen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gundersen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Gundersen families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Gundersen's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Gundersen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gundersen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gundersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gundersen. 14% of Gundersen men worked as a Carpenter and 14% of Gundersen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gundersen were Salesman and Packer. .

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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

  • Carpenter
  • Machinist
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Secretary
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gundersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gundersen 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Gundersen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gundersen. For the veterans among your Gundersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gundersen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gundersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gundersen in 1948 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

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