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Johnsen Family History

Johnsen Name Meaning

Norwegian Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name John a vernacular form of Johannes (see John ). Compare Johnson .

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


Similar surnames: Johansen, Jansen, Jensen, Johnson, Johannsen, Bjornsen, Ohlsen

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Where is the Johnsen family from?

You can see how Johnsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Johnsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Johnsen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Johnsen families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Johnsen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Johnsen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Johnsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Johnsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Johnsen. 75% of Johnsen 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
    75%
  • Cultivateur
    25%
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Johnsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johnsen 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 75,000 immigration records available for the last name Johnsen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Johnsen. For the veterans among your Johnsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Johnsen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Johnsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Johnsen in 1941 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

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