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Ingwersen Family History

Ingwersen Surname Meaning

North German and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Ingwer from ancient Germanic Ingward composed of the name of the god Ing (see Ingle ) + ward ‘guardian’.

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

Similar surnames: Iversen, Ingerson, Engelson, Ingber, Andreasen, Jespersen, Nielsen

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Where is the Ingwersen family from?

You can see how Ingwersen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ingwersen family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ingwersen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Ingwersen families living in Iowa. This was about 52% of all the recorded Ingwersen's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ingwersen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ingwersen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ingwersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ingwersen. 37% of Ingwersen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ingwersen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingwersen were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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What Ingwersen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ingwersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ingwersen 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 778 immigration records available for the last name Ingwersen. 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 517 military records available for the last name Ingwersen. For the veterans among your Ingwersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ingwersen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ingwersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ingwersen in 1956 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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