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Lorensen Name Meaning

Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lorens (see Lawrence).

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


Similar surnames: Lorenzen, Sorensen, Mortensen, Jorgensen, Morgensen, Lorentson

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Where is the Lorensen family from?

You can see how Lorensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Lorensen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Lorensen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lorensen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Lorensen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lorensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lorensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lorensen. 30% of Lorensen men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Lorensen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorensen were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    21%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
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What Lorensen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lorensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorensen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lorensen. 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 479 military records available for the last name Lorensen. For the veterans among your Lorensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorensen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2003, in the United States, Lorensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lorensen in 1943 was 45, and 81 in 2003.

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