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Gunnerson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish and Icelandic Gunnarsson (see Gunnarson ) and of the Norwegian and Danish cognates Gunnersen or Gundersen . Compare Gunderson .

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

Similar surnames: Gunnarson, Gunderson, Gundersen, Anderson, Gunner, Einerson

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Where is the Gunnerson family from?

You can see how Gunnerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunnerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunnerson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Gunnerson families living in Alberta. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gunnerson's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Gunnerson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gunnerson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gunnerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gunnerson. 18% of Gunnerson men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gunnerson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunnerson were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gunnerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunnerson 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 906 immigration records available for the last name Gunnerson. 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 685 military records available for the last name Gunnerson. For the veterans among your Gunnerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunnerson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gunnerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gunnerson in 1944 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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