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Queen Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of McQueen . English: from the Middle English female personal name Quene sometimes a pet form of Quenill (Old English Cwēnhild from cwēn ‘queen’ + hild ‘battle’). Early examples of the name are mainly from southern England especially Sussex but its currency in late medieval northern England has also been suggested by records from Yorkshire. English: possibly a nickname from Middle English quene ‘woman; harlot; crone’ (Old English cwēn) but this is less likely than 2 to have given rise to a hereditary surname.

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


Similar surnames: Green, Ruen, Keen, Mcqueen, Buren, Kuehn, Queenan, Uren, Quinn, Luten

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Where is the Queen family from?

You can see how Queen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Queen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Queen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 63 Queen families living in Lancashire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Queen's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Queen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Queen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Queen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Queen. 32% of Queen men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Queen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Queen were Builders Labourer and Tea Room Waitress. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    32%
  • Boot Repairer
    16%
  • Bricklayer
    16%
  • Builders Labourer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Tea Room Waitress
    2%
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Queen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Queen 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Queen. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Queen. For the veterans among your Queen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Queen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Queen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Queen in 1942 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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