Wollen Family History

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Wollen Name Meaning

English: variant of Woolen. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Vollen, from the definite singular form of voll ‘meadow’ (see Voll).

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

Similar surnames: Wollan, Pollen, Woolen, Holten, Volle, Hollen, Willen, Wolden, Wollin

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Wollen Family Origin

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Wollen Family Occupations

What did your Wollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wollen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wollen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wollen family was Carpenter. Farmer, Blacksmith and Brush Manf'R were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wollen.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brush Manf'R

  • Carpenter


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

Wollen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wollen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wollen 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 810 immigration records available for the last name Wollen. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Wollen. For the veterans among your Wollen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wollen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wollen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wollen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wollen in 1964 was 88, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wollen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wollen 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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