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Dahlen Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant of Dalen . Probably also an Americanized form of Norwegian Dæhlen: habitational name from a number of farmsteads named from Old Norse dalvin (from dalr ‘valley’ + vin ‘meadow’). Swedish (mainly Dahlén): variant of Dahl + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. German: habitational name from any of various places in Germany named Dahlum e.g. near Düsseldorf and in Eastphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Dalen, Dahmen, Dahle, Dahlem, Dahler, Dahlin, Kallen, Kalen, Sahlin

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Where is the Dahlen family from?

You can see how Dahlen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dahlen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dahlen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Dahlen family living in Kent. This was 100% of all the recorded Dahlen's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Dahlen families in 1891.
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What did your Dahlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dahlen. 31% of Dahlen men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Dahlen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dahlen were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dahlen. For the veterans among your Dahlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dahlen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dahlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dahlen in 1950 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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