Callen Family History

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Callen Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant spelling of Callan.

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

Similar surnames: Fallen, Mcallen, Mallen, Cullen, Calley, Carlen, Callin, Collen

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Callen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Callen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Callen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Callen Family Origin

Where is the Callen family from?

Callen Family Occupations

What did your Callen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Callen family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callen. The most common Callen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Callen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Callen Historical Records

What Callen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Callen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Callen. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Callen. For the veterans among your Callen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callen Life Expectancy

What is the average Callen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Callen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Callen in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Callen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callen 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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