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Almen Name Meaning

Swedish (Almén): topographic or ornamental name from alm ‘elm’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads named Almen (‘the elm’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name from Yiddish almen ‘widower’.

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


Similar surnames: Almer, Almon, Allen, Alden, Alme, Alman, Kallen, Salmon, Lien, Alvin

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Where is the Almen family from?

You can see how Almen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Almen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Almen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Almen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 64% of all the recorded Almen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Almen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Almen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Almen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Almen. 42% of Almen men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Almen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Almen were Moulder and Cook.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Moulder
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Cook
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Almen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Almen 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Almen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 485 military records available for the last name Almen. For the veterans among your Almen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Almen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Almen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Almen in 1963 was 76, and 65 in 2004.

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