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Origins of the Axelsen surname

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We have a total number of 357 records for people with the last name Axelsen.

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Where do most Axelsens live?

In 1921, most Axelsens lived in London.


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We have 67 records for the Axelsen surname. The oldest one dates back to .

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What are the most common Axelsen first names?

  • Axel
  • Ole
  • Maren
  • Anna

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