Thielen Family History

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Thielen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Thiele.

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

Similar surnames: Thelen, Thiele, Thiesen, Theilen, Thiel, Hillen, Tieken, Thiessen

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Thielen Family Origin

Where is the Thielen family from?

Thielen Family Occupations

What did your Thielen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thielen. The most common Thielen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Thielen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thielen family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Grocer


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

Thielen Historical Records

What Thielen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Thielen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thielen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thielen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Thielen. For the veterans among your Thielen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thielen Life Expectancy

What is the average Thielen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Thielen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Thielen in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thielen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thielen 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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