Detjen Family History

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Detjen Name Meaning

North German, Frisian, and Danish: variant of Dedeken, a short form of the personal name Dethard (see Deter).

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

Similar surnames: Oetjen, Deter, Etten, Deren, Deeken, Oetken, Detter, Oeltjen, Dennen

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Detjen Family Origin

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Detjen Family Occupations

What did your Detjen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cooper and Nothing were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detjen. A less common occupation for the Detjen family was Porter. The most common Detjen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Detjen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Nothing

  • Porter


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Detjen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Detjen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detjen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Detjen. 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 Detjen. For the veterans among your Detjen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detjen Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Detjen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Detjen in 1956 was 37, and 87 in 2004.

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