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Walen Family History

Walen Name Meaning

Dutch: from a short form of a Germanic personal name containing the element walha-. Variant of Norwegian Valen or Swedish Wallen.

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


Similar surnames: Halen, Wale, Galen, Ellen, Dalen, Walin, Walek, Ales, Walter, Kalen

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Where is the Walen family from?

You can see how Walen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Walen families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Walen's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Walen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walen. 17% of Walen men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Walen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walen were Farming and Farmer.

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*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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Walen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

There are 997 military records available for the last name Walen. For the veterans among your Walen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Walen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Walen in 1955 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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