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For other uses, see Jorgensen (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Jurgensen.

Jorgensen (original spelling: Jørgensen Danish pronunciation: [ˈjɶɐ̯n̩sn̩]) is a common Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname meaning "son of Jørgen" (Danish version of the Greek Γεώργιος (geōrgios), cf. English George). Jørgensen is the tenth most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 1.8% of the population.[1] It is also the twenty second most common surname in Norway.[2]Scandinavian immigrants to English-speaking countries often changed the spelling to Jorgensen or Jorgenson in order to accommodate English orthographic rules. Similarly, mass media in English often render Jørgensen as Jorgensen. It may refer to:

List of people with the surname Jorgensen or Jørgensen[edit]

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  1. ^ [1] Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ [2] Statistics Norway