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Dillen Family History

Dillen Name Meaning

Dutch: Brabantine variant of Gielen, a patronymic from a vernacular form of Ægidius (see Giles). German: probably from a variant of Thielen (see Thiel). Possibly an altered spelling of Dillon.

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


Similar surnames: Gillen, Pillen, Dilley, Hillen, Billen, Millen, Dillon, Dillin, Gille

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Where is the Dillen family from?

You can see how Dillen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dillen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dillen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Dillen families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Dillen's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dillen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dillen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dillen. 23% of Dillen men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Dillen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillen were Salesman and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dillen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dillen. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Dillen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dillen in 1950 was 23, and 51 in 2004.

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