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Dolen Family History

Dolen Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Dolan. Perhaps a reduced form of Slovenian Dolenc or Dolenec (see Dolence). German: from a short form of a personal name composed with Germanic theud ‘people’, ‘race’. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Døhlen, Dæhlen, habitational names from a number of farmsteads named from Old Norse dalvin (from dalr ‘valley’ + vin ‘meadow’).

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


Similar surnames: Holen, Bolen, Nolen, Doten, Doles, Oren, Doren, Olen, Roen, Dole

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Where is the Dolen family from?

You can see how Dolen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Dolen families living in Ohio. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dolen's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dolen families in 1840.
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What did your Dolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dolen. 17% of Dolen men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Dolen women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolen were Manager 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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dolen. 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 Dolen. For the veterans among your Dolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Dolen in 1957 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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