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Jorgensen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Georgios (see George).

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


Similar surnames: Jurgensen, Morgensen, Juergensen, Jurgens, Mortensen, Mogensen

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Where is the Jorgensen family from?

You can see how Jorgensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jorgensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jorgensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Jorgensen families living in British Columbia. This was about 29% of all the recorded Jorgensen's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Jorgensen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jorgensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jorgensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jorgensen. 63% of Jorgensen men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Jorgensen women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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
    63%
  • Labourer
    32%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Jorgensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jorgensen 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 77,000 immigration records available for the last name Jorgensen. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Jorgensen. For the veterans among your Jorgensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jorgensen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jorgensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jorgensen in 1940 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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