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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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Where is the Wollen family from?

You can see how Wollen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wollen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wollen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Wollen families living in Maryland. This was about 27% of all the recorded Wollen's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Wollen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wollen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wollen. 43% of Wollen men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Wollen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wollen were Mechanic and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Waitress
    17%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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