Arlen Family History

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Arlen Name Meaning

In at least a few cases, this is a respelling of German Erlen. However, the original surname of the composer Harold Arlen was Arluck (a name of obscure origin), while the playwright Michael Arlen was Kouyoumdjian, an Armenian name.

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

Similar surnames: Allen, Arden, Carlin, Kallen, Arey, Achen, Maren, Harben, Alley

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Arlen Family Origin

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Arlen Family Occupations

What did your Arlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arlen family was Keeping House. The most common Arlen occupation in the USA was Dyer In Cotton Mill. 13% of Arlen's were Dyer In Cotton Mills. Dyer In Cotton Mill, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arlen.

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  • Dyer In Cotton Mill

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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Arlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Arlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 512 immigration records available for the last name Arlen. 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 Card

There are 279 military records available for the last name Arlen. For the veterans among your Arlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Arlen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Arlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arlen in 1962 was 81, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arlen 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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