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Halvorson Family History

Halvorson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian or Danish Halvorsen and of its Swedish cognates Halvarsson and rarely Halvorsson.

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


Similar surnames: Haldorson, Alverson, Holgerson, Halldorson, Salverson, Solverson

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Where is the Halvorson family from?

You can see how Halvorson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halvorson family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halvorson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1881 there were 4 Halvorson families living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Halvorson's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Halvorson families in 1881.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halvorson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halvorson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Halvorson. 35% of Halvorson men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Halvorson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halvorson were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Halvorson. For the veterans among your Halvorson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halvorson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Halvorson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Halvorson in 1946 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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