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Wallen Name Meaning

Swedish (mainly Wallén): topographic or ornamental name composed of a variant of the element vall ‘grassy bank pasture’ (see Wall ) or the root of Latin vallis ‘valley’ (representing Swedish dal) + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Wallin and Walen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kallen, Sellen, Hallen, Hillen, Galler, Wahlen, Walen, Walle, Valles

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Where is the Wallen family from?

You can see how Wallen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wallen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wallen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Wallen families living in New Jersey. This was about 22% of all the recorded Wallen's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Wallen families in 1840.
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What did your Wallen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wallen. 18% of Wallen men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Wallen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wallen were Miner and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Wallen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wallen 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wallen. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Wallen. For the veterans among your Wallen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wallen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wallen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wallen in 1944 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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