History of your Surname
Get access to Ulven family records.Start a free trial

Ulven Family History

Ulven Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark and Oppland, so named from Old Norse as Ulfvin, a compound of either ulfr ‘wolf’ or alfr ‘gravel’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Uren, Olsen, Elden, Ulmen, Lien, Olden, Kleven, Glen, Coven, Wolven

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Ulven family from?

You can see how Ulven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ulven family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ulven families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there was 1 Ulven family living in Perthshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ulven's in Scotland. Perthshire had the highest population of Ulven families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ulven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ulven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ulven. 30% of Ulven men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Ulven women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ulven were Farming and Teacher. .

View Census Data for Ulven | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    37%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Ulven family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ulven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ulven census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Ulven

Passenger Lists

There are 333 immigration records available for the last name Ulven. 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.

View all Ulven immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 121 military records available for the last name Ulven. For the veterans among your Ulven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ulven military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ulven family history

Discover More

What is the average Ulven lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ulven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ulven in 1963 was 58, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ulven

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Ulven family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial