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Svensson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Sven from Old Norse Sveinn originally a byname meaning ‘boy servant’. It is also found in Denmark northern Germany and Norway. Compare Svenson Swainson Swanson Swenson Swensson and Swinson .

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

Similar surnames: Svendsen, Stenson, Swensson, Benson, Estenson, Aspenson, Persson

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Where is the Svensson family from?

You can see how Svensson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Svensson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Svensson families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 25 Svensson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 58% of all the recorded Svensson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Svensson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Svensson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Svensson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Svensson. 100% of Svensson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Svensson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Svensson 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 89,000 immigration records available for the last name Svensson. 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 536 military records available for the last name Svensson. For the veterans among your Svensson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Svensson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Svensson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Svensson in 1955 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

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