Nolen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Middle Low German not ‘distress’, ‘power’. Swedish: probably an ornamental or habitational name formed with Nol-, from Nord- ‘north’, plus the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -en(i)us. However, it may also be a variant of Nolin, which in at least one case is derived from a place called Skällsäter, by Latinization of Skäll-, erroneously thought to be derived from Swedish skälla ‘little bell’, Latin nola. The place name is in fact derived either from Swedish dialect skäll ‘barren’, ‘infertile’, or from Swedish sköld ‘shield’. Irish: variant spelling of Nolan. Jewish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Bolen, Nylen, Molen, Dolen, Olen, Noren, Osen, Olden, Polen, Nowlen

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  • General Laborer

    50%
  • Surgeon Dentist Chemist

    50%

In 1881, General Laborer and Surgeon Dentist Chemist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nolen. The most common Nolen occupation in the UK was General Laborer. 50% of Nolen's were General Laborers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Nolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Nolen in 1941 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nolen

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