Valen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably along the coast from Hordaland and northward, so named from Old Norse vaðill ‘ford’, denoting shallow water, for example in a bay or strait.

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


Similar surnames: Kalen, Vale, Palen, Walen, Salin, Vales, Valent, Vaden, Galen, Sales

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Valen Family Origin

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Valen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    70%
  • Block Factory

    10%
  • Bricklayer

    10%
  • Tailor

    10%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Valen family was Tailor. The most common Valen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Valen's were Farmers. Farmer, Block Factory and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Valen.

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Valen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Valen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Valen in 1954 was 34, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Valen

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