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Bielen Name Meaning

Polish (Bieleń): nickname for a person with white or fair hair or a pale complexion from a derivative of biały ‘white’. Compare Biel .

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

Similar surnames: Bielec, Bieler, Belin, Bilek, Bien, Jelen, Bieger, Bullen, Bohlen

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Where is the Bielen family from?

You can see how Bielen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bielen family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bielen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Bielen families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Bielen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bielen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bielen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bielen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bielen. 32% of Bielen men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Bielen women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bielen were Farmer and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Helper
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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What Bielen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 902 census records available for the last name Bielen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bielen 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Bielen. 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 219 military records available for the last name Bielen. For the veterans among your Bielen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bielen lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Bielen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bielen in 1966 was 81, and 85 in 2004.

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