Walen Family History

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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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Walen Family Origin

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Walen Family Occupations

What did your Walen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Walen family was Fish Merchant. The most common Walen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Walen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Fish Merchant


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

Walen Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Walen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walen 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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