Thelen Family History

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Thelen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thietilo, of Germanic origin, derived from a short form of Theodoric (see Terry 1). Swedish: from an unexplained first element (see Thelander) + the common ornamental suffix -en.

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


Similar surnames: Helin, Halen, Thalken, Thielen, Tieken, Then, Thomen, Theilen, Theel

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Thelen Family Origin

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Thelen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thelen family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thelen. The most common Thelen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Thelen's were Farmers.

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Thelen Historical Records

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Thelen Life Expectancy

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