Engen Family History

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Engen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from the widespread farm name Engen, from the singular definite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Ingo (borne by the hero of the Ingweones tribe). Dutch: reduced form of Van Engen.

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

Similar surnames: Engel, Enger, Eggen, Vangen, Mogen, Ellen, Tangen, Angel, Bingen

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Engen Family Origin

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Engen Family Occupations

What did your Engen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Engen. 55% of Engen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Engen women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Engen were Farmers Son and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Cult
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housewife
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Engen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Engen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Engen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Engen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Engen. For the veterans among your Engen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Engen Life Expectancy

What is the average Engen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Engen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Engen in 1952 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Engen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Engen 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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