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Halfen Family History

Halfen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hallen, Halen, Hafen, Halfon, Halden, Hale, Allen, Hagen, Halley

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Where is the Halfen family from?

You can see how Halfen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halfen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Halfen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Halfen families living in Worcestershire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Halfen's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Halfen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halfen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halfen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Halfen. 37% of Halfen men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Halfen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halfen were Owner and Fountain Girl. .

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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

  • Salesman
    37%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Owner
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Fountain Girl
    40%
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What Halfen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 943 census records available for the last name Halfen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halfen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 259 immigration records available for the last name Halfen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 140 military records available for the last name Halfen. For the veterans among your Halfen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halfen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Halfen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Halfen in 1963 was 76, and 78 in 2003.

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