Jelen Family History

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Jelen Name Meaning

Polish (Jelen), Czech, Slovak (Jelen), Slovenian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name from Slavic jelen ‘stag’. Among Jews this was also widely adopted as a translation of Hirsch.

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

Similar surnames: Belin, Len, Belen, Regen, Zeleny, Belan, Zelek, Pelan, Glen, Leben

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Jelen Family Origin

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Jelen Family Occupations

What did your Jelen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jelen occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 33% of Jelen's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Jelen family was Policeman. Keeping House and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jelen.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Policeman


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

Jelen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jelen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jelen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jelen. 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 673 military records available for the last name Jelen. For the veterans among your Jelen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jelen Life Expectancy

What is the average Jelen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jelen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Jelen in 1954 was 34, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jelen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jelen 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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