Belen Family History

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Belen Name Meaning

Spanish (Belén): from the personal name derived from the Biblical place name Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ. Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish name.

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

Similar surnames: Belin, Belan, Bolen, Abele, Bien, Boley, Ellen, Len, Behlen, Leben

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Belen Family Origin

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Belen Family Occupations

What did your Belen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Belen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Belen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Belen family was Farm Work. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belen.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farm Work


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

Belen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Belen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belen 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 Belen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 676 military records available for the last name Belen. For the veterans among your Belen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belen Life Expectancy

What is the average Belen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Belen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Belen in 1959 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belen 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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