Philen Family History

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Philen Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of Philippe or Philibert.

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

Similar surnames: Philip, Philbin, Phippen, Philley, Pollen, Thelen, Philson, Pile

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Philen Family Origin

Where is the Philen family from?

Philen Family Occupations

What did your Philen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Philen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Philen's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Philen. A less common occupation for the Philen family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Merchant


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

Philen Historical Records

What Philen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Philen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philen 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 453 immigration records available for the last name Philen. 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 352 military records available for the last name Philen. For the veterans among your Philen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Philen Life Expectancy

What is the average Philen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Philen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Philen in 1962 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Philen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Philen 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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