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Siemsen Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: patronymic from Siem (see Siem 1).

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

Similar surnames: Diersen, Nielsen, Siemens, Siems, Siefken, Wiemken, Sieben, Niesen

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Where is the Siemsen family from?

You can see how Siemsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Siemsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Siemsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Siemsen families living in Iowa. This was about 62% of all the recorded Siemsen's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Siemsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Siemsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Siemsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Siemsen. 37% of Siemsen men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Siemsen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Siemsen were 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
  • Salesman
  • Painter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Siemsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siemsen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Siemsen. 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 564 military records available for the last name Siemsen. For the veterans among your Siemsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Siemsen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Siemsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Siemsen in 1955 was 62, and 80 in 2004.

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