Palen Name Meaning

Variant of North German Pahlen, a topographic name from Middle Low German pal ‘post’, ‘stake’, ‘boundary marker’. French: variant of Palin. Americanized spelling of Belgian Peelen, a habitational name for someone from either of two places called Peel, in North Brabant and Limburg.

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

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Palen Family Origin

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Palen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Palen family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palen. The most common Palen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Palen's were Farmers.

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Palen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Palen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Palen in 1947 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palen

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