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Engen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from the widespread farm name Engen, from the singular definite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Ingo (borne by the hero of the Ingweones tribe). Dutch: reduced form of Van Engen.

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


Similar surnames: Engel, Enger, Eggen, Vangen, Mogen, Ellen, Tangen, Angel, Bingen

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Engen Family Origin

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Engen Family Occupations

What did your Engen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Engen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Engen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Engen family was Marbel Cotter. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Engen.

View Census data for Engen | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    78%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Marbel Cotter

    4%

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

Engen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Engen Life Expectancy

What is the average Engen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Engen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Engen in 1952 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Engen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Engen 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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