Smolen Family History

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Smolen Name Meaning

unflattering nickname for a dirty person, from Polish smolic sie ‘to soil’, ‘make dirty’. perhaps also a habitational name from places called Smolen, in Ciechanów and Katowice voivodeships.

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


Similar surnames: Smolek, Molen, Sole, Smiley, Smola, Stolen, Seelen, Soler, Molin

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Smolen Family Origin

Where is the Smolen family from?

Smolen Family Occupations

What did your Smolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smolen. 16% of Smolen men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Smolen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smolen were Clerk and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Maid
    4%

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

Smolen Historical Records

What Smolen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Smolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smolen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Smolen

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Smolen. 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 Smolen. For the veterans among your Smolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smolen Life Expectancy

What is the average Smolen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Smolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Smolen in 1952 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smolen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smolen 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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