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Gunderson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Gundersen or its cognate Gunnersen (see Gunnerson ) and also of Swedish and Icelandic Gunnarsson (see Gunnarson ). This form of the surname is also found in Sweden (also Gundersson) but it is very rare there.

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


Similar surnames: Gunnerson, Pederson, Fulkerson, Enerson, Enderson, Ouverson, Giberson

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Where is the Gunderson family from?

You can see how Gunderson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunderson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunderson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 65 Gunderson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gunderson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Gunderson families in 1911.
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What did your Gunderson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gunderson. 69% of Gunderson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gunderson women 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
    69%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Fisherman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunderson. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Gunderson. For the veterans among your Gunderson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunderson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gunderson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gunderson in 1945 was 19, and 78 in 2004.

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