Wahlen Family History

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Wahlen Name Meaning

variant of Wahl 2. variant of Wahle 2. This surname is also established in Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Wahle, Wahler, Zwahlen, Wallen, Dahlen, Walen, Walle, Ahlin, Kallen

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Wahlen Family Origin

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Wahlen Family Occupations

What did your Wahlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wahlen family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wahlen. The most common Wahlen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Wahlen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason


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

Wahlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wahlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahlen 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 894 immigration records available for the last name Wahlen. 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 Wahlen. For the veterans among your Wahlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wahlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wahlen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wahlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Wahlen in 1962 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wahlen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wahlen 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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