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Jacobsen Family History

Jacobsen Name Meaning

Danish Norwegian North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . Compare Jacobson and Jakobsen .

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

Similar surnames: Jacobson, Jansen, Janssen, Karlsen, Jacobsohn, Jacobi, Jacob, Jacober

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Where is the Jacobsen family from?

You can see how Jacobsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacobsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacobsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 25 Jacobsen families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Jacobsen's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Jacobsen families in 1891.
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What did your Jacobsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fisherman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jacobsen. 50% of Jacobsen men worked as a Fisherman and 79% of Jacobsen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacobsen were Lptb Bus Driver and Private Means. .

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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

  • Fisherman
  • Lptb Bus Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Nurse (childrens)
  • Cook
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Jacobsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jacobsen 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 73,000 immigration records available for the last name Jacobsen. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Jacobsen. For the veterans among your Jacobsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacobsen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Jacobsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jacobsen in 1943 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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