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Salmonsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Salomon (see Solomon).

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


Similar surnames: Salmonson, Monsen, Simonsen, Salmon, Solomonson, Salvesen, Haagensen

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Where is the Salmonsen family from?

You can see how Salmonsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salmonsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Salmonsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Salmonsen families living in Michigan. This was about 65% of all the recorded Salmonsen's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Salmonsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salmonsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salmonsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salmonsen. 34% of Salmonsen men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Salmonsen women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salmonsen were Machine Operator 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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Manager
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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What Salmonsen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 582 census records available for the last name Salmonsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salmonsen 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Salmonsen. 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 138 military records available for the last name Salmonsen. For the veterans among your Salmonsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salmonsen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Salmonsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Salmonsen in 1962 was 69, and 84 in 2004.

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