Woolen Family History

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Woolen Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a curved or irregularly shaped piece of land, from Old English woh ‘curved’, ‘crooked’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’, or a habitational name from Woolland in Dorset, named from an Old English winn, wynn ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Wooten, Wollen, Wool, Pooler, Woolley, Hollen, Woodley, Woomer

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Woolen Family Origin

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Woolen Family Occupations

What did your Woolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Doch Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Woolen. 10% of Woolen men worked as a Doch Labourer and 38% of Woolen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woolen were Blacksmith Striker and (designer) Textile Practice

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Doch Labourer
  • confectioners Cashier
  • Bedding Flock Cleaner
  • Blacksmith Striker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Factory Hand
  • domestic Duties
  • (designer) Textile Practice

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

Woolen Historical Records

What Woolen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Woolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woolen 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 Woolen

Passenger List

There are 383 immigration records available for the last name Woolen. 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 Woolen. For the veterans among your Woolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woolen Life Expectancy

What is the average Woolen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Woolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Woolen in 1963 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woolen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woolen 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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