Challen Family History

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Challen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hallen, Allen, Halley, Halle, Hillen, Hallin, Hollen, Hellen, Whallon

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Challen Family Origin

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Challen Family Occupations

What did your Challen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Challen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Challen's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Challen. A less common occupation for the Challen family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Farming

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%

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

Challen Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Challen ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Challen Life Expectancy

What is the average Challen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2002, Challen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Challen in 1959 was 60, and 72 in 2002.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Challen 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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