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Ibsen Surname Meaning

Danish: patronymic from the personal name Ib a Danish short form of Jacob . This surname is also found in Norway and northern Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ebsen, Ipsen, Sibson, Bien, Osen, Niesen, Nissen, Nilsen, Elsen

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Where is the Ibsen family from?

You can see how Ibsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ibsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ibsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Ibsen families living in Cornwall. This was about 71% of all the recorded Ibsen's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Ibsen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ibsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ibsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, London Representative Danish Insurance Co was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ibsen. 100% of Ibsen men worked as a London Representative Danish Insurance Co. .

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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 1939

  • London Representative Danish Insurance Co
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ibsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ibsen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ibsen. 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 442 military records available for the last name Ibsen. For the veterans among your Ibsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ibsen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ibsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ibsen in 1956 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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