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Dalen Name Meaning

Norwegian: from a very widespread farm name meaning ‘the valley’, the singular definite form of dal ‘valley’. Swedish (Dalén): ornamental name from dal ‘valley’ + the suffix -én, a derivative of the Latin adjectival suffix -enius ‘relating to’. See also Dahlen.

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


Similar surnames: Dahlen, Dale, Walen, Dolen, Dahlin, Dalin, Dalton, Valen, Halen

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Dalen Family Origin

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Dalen Family Occupations

What did your Dalen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dalen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Dalen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dalen. A less common occupation for the Dalen family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Dalen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dalen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dalen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dalen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dalen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dalen. For the veterans among your Dalen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dalen Life Expectancy

What is the average Dalen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dalen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Dalen in 1959 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dalen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dalen 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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