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Simonsen Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Simon.

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


Similar surnames: Simensen, Simonson, Simons, Salmonsen, Monsen, Siemsen, Sorensen

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Where is the Simonsen family from?

You can see how Simonsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simonsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Simonsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Simonsen families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Simonsen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Simonsen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simonsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simonsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Simonsen. 20% of Simonsen men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Simonsen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simonsen were Carpenter and Typist.

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Typist
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Simonsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simonsen 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Simonsen. 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 Simonsen. For the veterans among your Simonsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simonsen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Simonsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Simonsen in 1951 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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