Eichen Family History

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Eichen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places named Eichen, for example near Siegen or Hanau in Hesse. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German eichen ‘(of) oak’, or alternatively a shortened form of any of various compound names beginning with this element (see for example Eichenbaum).

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

Similar surnames: Eichel, Eicher, Eschen, Eischen, Eisen, Reichel, Kirchen, Eitzen

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Eichen Family Origin

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Eichen Family Occupations

What did your Eichen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eichen family was Shoe Bussiness. The most common Eichen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Eichen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Beer Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eichen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Beer Brewer

  • Shoe Bussiness


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Eichen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Eichen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eichen 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 458 immigration records available for the last name Eichen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Eichen. For the veterans among your Eichen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eichen Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Eichen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Eichen in 1959 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

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