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Dalen Name Meaning

Norwegian: from a very widespread farm name meaning ‘the valley’ the singular definite form of dal ‘valley’. Swedish (mainly Dalén): ornamental name from dal ‘valley’ + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. See also Dahlen . Dutch: variant of Van Dalen without the preposition van ‘from’.

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


Similar surnames: Dahlen, Dale, Walen, Dolen, Dahlin, Dalin, Dalton, Valen, Halen

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Where is the Dalen family from?

You can see how Dalen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dalen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dalen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Dalen families living in Durham. This was about 21% of all the recorded Dalen's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Dalen families in 1891.
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What did your Dalen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dalen. 100% of Dalen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dalen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dalen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dalen. 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 Cards

There are 803 military records available for the last name Dalen. For the veterans among your Dalen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dalen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dalen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Dalen in 1959 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

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