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Morgensen Family History

Morgensen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: of uncertain derivation; apparently from a personal name Morgen, although no such personal name exists in Scandinavia. Compare Morgen.

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


Similar surnames: Jorgensen, Mortensen, Mogensen, Morgen, Martensen, Lorensen, Sorenson

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Where is the Morgensen family from?

You can see how Morgensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morgensen family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Morgensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Morgensen families living in Utah. This was about 65% of all the recorded Morgensen's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Morgensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morgensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morgensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morgensen. 37% of Morgensen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Morgensen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morgensen were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Morgensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morgensen 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Morgensen. 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 196 military records available for the last name Morgensen. For the veterans among your Morgensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morgensen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Morgensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Morgensen in 1957 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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