Dahlen Family History

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Dahlen Name Meaning

Swedish (Dahlén): ornamental form of Dahl, with the suffix -én, from the Latin adjectival suffix -enius ‘relating to’. Norwegian: variant spelling of the farm name Dalen. German: habitational name from any of various places in Germany named Dahlum, e.g. near Düsseldorf and in Eastphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Dalen, Dahmen, Dahle, Dahlem, Dahler, Dahlin, Kallen, Kalen, Sahlin

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Dahlen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dahlen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dahlen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    33%

  • Norway

    17%

  • Sweden

    13%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

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Dahlen Family Origin

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Dahlen Family Occupations

What did your Dahlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dahlen family was At Leisure. Farmer, Keeping House and ;Abprer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahlen. The most common Dahlen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Dahlen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • ;Abprer

    5%
  • At Leisure

    5%

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Dahlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dahlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahlen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dahlen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dahlen. For the veterans among your Dahlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dahlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Dahlen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dahlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dahlen in 1950 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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