Wollen Family History

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Wollen Name Meaning

English: variant of Woolen. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Vollen, from the definite singular form of voll ‘meadow’ (see Voll).

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


Similar surnames: Wollan, Pollen, Woolen, Holten, Volle, Hollen, Willen, Wolden, Wollin

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Wollen Family Origin

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Wollen Family Occupations

What did your Wollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wollen. 24% of Wollen men worked as a Labourer and 89% of Wollen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wollen were Old Age Pensioner and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Labourer
    24%
  • Market Gardener
    16%
  • Aircraft Fitter
    16%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Textile Draper Productive Process Worker
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%

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

Wollen Historical Records

What Wollen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wollen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wollen 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 Wollen

Passenger List

There are 810 immigration records available for the last name Wollen. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Wollen. For the veterans among your Wollen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wollen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wollen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wollen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wollen in 1964 was 88, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wollen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wollen 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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