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Belen Family History

Belen Name Meaning

Spanish (Belén): from a personal name derived from the Biblical placename Bethlehem birthplace of Jesus Christ. Jewish (American): perhaps a shortened form of Belenky .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Belin, Belan, Bolen, Abele, Bien, Boley, Ellen, Len, Behlen, Leben

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Where is the Belen family from?

You can see how Belen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Belen families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Belen's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Belen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Belen. 43% of Belen men worked as a Labourer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Cordonnier
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Belen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Belen. 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 676 military records available for the last name Belen. For the veterans among your Belen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Belen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Belen in 1959 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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