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Jonassen Name Meaning

Norwegian Danish and North German: patronymic from the Biblical personal name Jonas . It is rare in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Jonasson, Johansen, Janssen, Jansen, Tonnesen, Hanssen, Eliassen

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Where is the Jonassen family from?

You can see how Jonassen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jonassen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jonassen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Jonassen family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Jonassen's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Jonassen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jonassen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jonassen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jonassen. 34% of Jonassen men worked as a Clerk and 100% of Jonassen women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jonassen. 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 308 military records available for the last name Jonassen. For the veterans among your Jonassen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jonassen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jonassen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Jonassen in 1962 was 84, and 76 in 2004.

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