Katen Family History

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Katen Name Meaning

North German: possibly a derivative of Kater 1.

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

Similar surnames: Kater, Kasten, Aten, Kaden, Harten, Kath, Kamen, Kade, Kleen, Kalen

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Katen Family Origin

Where is the Katen family from?

Katen Family Occupations

What did your Katen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Katen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Katen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Katen. A less common occupation for the Katen family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Katen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Katen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Katen 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 442 immigration records available for the last name Katen. 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 487 military records available for the last name Katen. For the veterans among your Katen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Katen Life Expectancy

What is the average Katen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Katen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Katen in 1946 was 58, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Katen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Katen 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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