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Dollen Family History

Dollen 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: Dolen, Pollen, Hollen, Dillen, Wollen, Dollens, Dolsen, Dolle, Follen

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Where is the Dollen family from?

You can see how Dollen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dollen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dollen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Dollen families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dollen's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Dollen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dollen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dollen. 24% of Dollen men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Dollen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dollen were Hardner and Student.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Hardner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Student
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dollen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dollen 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 317 immigration records available for the last name Dollen. 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 Dollen. For the veterans among your Dollen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dollen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dollen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dollen in 1955 was 27, and 68 in 2004.

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