Thorsen Family History

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Thorsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Thor.

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

Similar surnames: Thoresen, Thorson, Thoren, Thomsen, Theisen, Thissen, Thorman, Holsen

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Thorsen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Thorsen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Thorsen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Thorsen Family Origin

Where is the Thorsen family from?

Thorsen Family Occupations

What did your Thorsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorsen. The most common Thorsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Thorsen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thorsen family was Sailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Sailor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Thorsen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Thorsen Historical Records

What Thorsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Thorsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Thorsen. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Thorsen. For the veterans among your Thorsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorsen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Thorsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Thorsen in 1948 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thorsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorsen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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