Nylen Family History

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Nylen Name Meaning

Swedish (also Nylén): ornamental name, probably formed with ny ‘new’ + the common surname suffix -en, from Latin -enius, with intrusive -l- for euphony. Alternatively the first element may have been part of a place name such as Nyland.

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

Similar surnames: Nolen, Nyren, Dalen, Nygren, Nyland, Hylen, Arlen, Ellen, Glen, Naden

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Nylen Family Origin

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Nylen Family Occupations

What did your Nylen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nylen. 9% of Nylen men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Nylen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nylen were Janitor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nylen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nylen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nylen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nylen. 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 480 military records available for the last name Nylen. For the veterans among your Nylen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nylen Life Expectancy

What is the average Nylen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Nylen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nylen in 1950 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nylen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nylen 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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