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Mortenson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Mårtensson (see Martenson ) or of its very rare cognate Mortensson patronymics from Scandinavian forms of the personal name Martin . Compare Morton Americanized form of North German Dutch and Danish Mortensen a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Mortensen, Martenson, Sorenson, Martinson, Torstenson, Morgensen

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Where is the Mortenson family from?

You can see how Mortenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mortenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mortenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Mortenson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Mortenson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Mortenson families in 1911.
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What did your Mortenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mortenson. 72% of Mortenson 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
  • Barber
  • Journalier
  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Mortenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mortenson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mortenson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mortenson. For the veterans among your Mortenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mortenson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mortenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mortenson in 1941 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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