History of your Surname
Get access to Then family records.Start a free trial

Then Family History

Then Name Meaning

Hispanic: unexplained. German: of uncertain origin. From a short form of Antonius (see Anthony) or a humanist form of Ten, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a mintmaster, from Middle Low German ten(e) ‘blank’ (metal piece from which coins were struck).

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


Similar surnames: Thon, Thun, Thoen, Thein, Osen, Rhen, Thurn, Kren, Geen, Lien

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Then family from?

You can see how Then families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Then family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Then families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Then families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Then's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Then families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Then surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Then ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Then. 12% of Then men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Then women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Then were Inspector and Housekeeper.

View Census data for Then | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Stereotyper
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Inspector
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Then family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Then. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Then census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Then

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Then. 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.

View all Then immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Then. For the veterans among your Then ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Then military records

You've only scratched the surface of Then family history.

Discover More

What is the average Then lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Then life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Then in 1955 was 64, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Then

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Then family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial