Ehlen Family History

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Ehlen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places so named.

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

Similar surnames: Kellen, Seelen, Wehle, Wehler, Gehlen, Behle, Ehle, Glen, Behlen

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Ehlen Family Origin

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Ehlen Family Occupations

What did your Ehlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehlen. The most common Ehlen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Ehlen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ehlen family was Boarding House.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Boarding House


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

Ehlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ehlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehlen 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Ehlen. 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 Ehlen. For the veterans among your Ehlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ehlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Ehlen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ehlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ehlen in 1962 was 78, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ehlen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehlen 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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