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Engelson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Engelsen: patronymic from Engel a short form of the personal name Engelbert . Americanized form of Swedish Engelsson a rare cognate of 1 above. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Engelsohn ‘son of an angel’.

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

Similar surnames: Engel, Engelman, Nelson, Enderson, Engelsman, Mendelson, Ingerson

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Where is the Engelson family from?

You can see how Engelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Engelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Engelson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Engelson family living in Gloucestershire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Engelson's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire and 1 other county had the highest population of Engelson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Engelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Engelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Engelson. 25% of Engelson men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Engelson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Engelson were Laborer and Saleswoman. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Saleswoman
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Engelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Engelson 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 708 immigration records available for the last name Engelson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 415 military records available for the last name Engelson. For the veterans among your Engelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Engelson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Engelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Engelson in 1954 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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