Kilen Family History

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Kilen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Kilen, from the singular definite form (‘the inlet’) of Kile.

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

Similar surnames: Kile, Eiken, Kalen, Killen, Viken, Iley, Willen, Iles, Kellen, Kyles

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Kilen Family Origin

Where is the Kilen family from?

Kilen Family Occupations

What did your Kilen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilen. A less common occupation for the Kilen family was Keeping House. The most common Kilen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Kilen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Kilen Historical Records

What Kilen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kilen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilen 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 392 immigration records available for the last name Kilen. 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 155 military records available for the last name Kilen. For the veterans among your Kilen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kilen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kilen in 1963 was 83, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilen 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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