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Steffensen Surname Meaning

Danish Norwegian and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steffen . Compare Steffenson and Stephenson .

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

Similar surnames: Steffenson, Stephensen, Steffens, Steffenhagen, Stevenson, Steffen

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Where is the Steffensen family from?

You can see how Steffensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steffensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Steffensen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Steffensen families living in Iowa. This was about 71% of all the recorded Steffensen's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Steffensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steffensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steffensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steffensen. 28% of Steffensen men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Steffensen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steffensen were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Steffensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steffensen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Steffensen. 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 699 military records available for the last name Steffensen. For the veterans among your Steffensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steffensen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Steffensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Steffensen in 1957 was 53, and 56 in 2004.

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