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Halen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with the element had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’.

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


Similar surnames: Hagen, Walen, Hazen, Hillen, Hale, Haren, Galen, Halek, Hallen, Holen

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Where is the Halen family from?

You can see how Halen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Halen families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Halen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Halen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Halen. 18% of Halen men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Halen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halen were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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What Halen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Halen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halen 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 Halen. 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 564 military records available for the last name Halen. For the veterans among your Halen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Halen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Halen in 1962 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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