Blegen Family History

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Blegen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms, especially in southeastern Norway, named Bleiken, from bleik ‘pale’, ‘light-colored’ + -en from vin ‘meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Bogen, Kleven, Breden, Bingen, Bergen, Bladen, Buege, Regen, Leen

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Blegen Family Origin

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Blegen Family Occupations

What did your Blegen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blegen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Blegen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blegen family was Farmer & Stone Mason. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blegen.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer & Stone Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blegen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blegen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Blegen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blegen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 427 immigration records available for the last name Blegen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 427 military records available for the last name Blegen. For the veterans among your Blegen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blegen Life Expectancy

What is the average Blegen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Blegen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blegen in 1954 was 39, and 98 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blegen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blegen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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