Remsen Family History

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Remsen Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Ramsen, a habitational name from any of two places so named in the Palatinate and Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Rossen, Ramsden, Ramsey, Rosen, Jessen, Rumsey, Reisen, Reiser, Essen

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Remsen Family Origin

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Remsen Family Occupations

What did your Remsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Remsen. 6% of Remsen men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Remsen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remsen were Farmer and Assembler

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farmer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Assembler
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Remsen Historical Records

What Remsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Remsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 647 immigration records available for the last name Remsen. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Remsen. For the veterans among your Remsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Remsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Remsen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Remsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Remsen in 1955 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Remsen

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