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Thiesen Name Meaning

North German and Danish: variant of Thiessen.

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


Similar surnames: Thiessen, Thielen, Thissen, Thiesse, Thyssen, Tieszen, Thiele

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Where is the Thiesen family from?

You can see how Thiesen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thiesen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Thiesen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 74 Thiesen families living in Manitoba. This was about 95% of all the recorded Thiesen's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Thiesen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thiesen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thiesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Thiesen. 77% of Thiesen 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
    77%
  • Farmers Son
    9%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Student
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    100%
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What Thiesen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Thiesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thiesen 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 Thiesen. 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 665 military records available for the last name Thiesen. For the veterans among your Thiesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thiesen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thiesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thiesen in 1943 was 69, and 64 in 2004.

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