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Theissen Name Meaning

North German and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Theis or Theiss . Compare Tyson .

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


Similar surnames: Theisen, Thissen, Theilen, Heinen, Thielen, Theis, Thomassen, Theiss

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Where is the Theissen family from?

You can see how Theissen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Theissen family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Theissen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Theissen families living in Manitoba. This was about 83% of all the recorded Theissen's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Theissen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Theissen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Theissen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Theissen. 25% of Theissen men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Theissen women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Theissen were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Servant
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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What Theissen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Theissen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theissen 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 549 immigration records available for the last name Theissen. 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 597 military records available for the last name Theissen. For the veterans among your Theissen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Theissen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Theissen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Theissen in 1952 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

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