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Munsen Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Monsen . Compare Munson .

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


Similar surnames: Monson, Monsen, Mussen, Mensen, Menser, Madsen, Musser, Jensen

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Where is the Munsen family from?

You can see how Munsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Munsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Munsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Munsen family living in New Brunswick. This was about 33% of all the recorded Munsen's in Canada. New Brunswick and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Munsen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Munsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Munsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Munsen. 20% of Munsen men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Munsen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Munsen were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    40%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Munsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Munsen 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 531 immigration records available for the last name Munsen. 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 425 military records available for the last name Munsen. For the veterans among your Munsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Munsen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Munsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Munsen in 1946 was 68, and 50 in 2003.

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