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Woolen Family History

Woolen Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived on a curved or irregularly shaped piece of land, from Old English woh ‘curved’, ‘crooked’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’, or a habitational name from Woolland in Dorset, named from an Old English winn, wynn ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

43,663 Historical Documents with Woolen on Ancestry.com
5,559 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,387 Military Records
342 Immigration Records
7,374 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Woolen Families

  • Number of Woolen families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Woolen families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Woolen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Woolen census records

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Woolen Family Origin

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Woolen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Woolen

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Woolen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Woolen census records

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Woolen Civil War Service Records

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