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Origins of the Jensen surname

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About the Jensens

We have a total number of 38569 records for people with the last name Jensen.

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Where do most Jensens live?

In 1921, most Jensens lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Jensens

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 3,020 records for the Jensen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1869.

Who were Jensens most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Jensen first names?

  • Jens
  • Niels
  • Maren
  • Anna

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Common jobs for Jensens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jensens in 1921


Stenographers And Typists


Domestic Servant


Housemaid Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Jensens in 1921
Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


General Farmers


Able Seaman




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