Molen Family History

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Molen Name Meaning

Swedish (Molén): ornamental surname from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius. Dutch: topographic name from molen ‘mill’. Dutch (van der Molen): habitational name from any of numerous places named Ter Molen or Ter Meulen (from molen ‘mill’).

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

Similar surnames: Moden, Molin, Moren, Nolen, Bolen, Moen, Holen, Molino, Mole, Olen

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Molen Family Origin

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Molen Family Occupations

What did your Molen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer and Grocer(Employing 1 Boy) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Molen. The most common Molen occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 50% of Molen's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Grocer(Employing 1 Boy)


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Molen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Molen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molen 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 Molen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Molen. For the veterans among your Molen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Molen Life Expectancy

What is the average Molen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Molen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Molen in 1940 was 47, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Molen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Molen 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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