Galen Name Meaning

Reduced form of the Dutch surname van Galen, a habitational name, probably from Gaal in the province of North Brabant, or perhaps from the German town of Gahlen in North Rhine-Westphalia. English: variant of Galyon.

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


Similar surnames: Palen, Gaden, Glen, Kalen, Walen, Gales, Garen, Gallen, Galler, Halen

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Galen Family Origin

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Galen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%
  • Dyer

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Galen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Galen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galen. A less common occupation for the Galen family was Dyer.

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Galen Historical Records

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Galen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Galen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Galen in 1947 was 58, and 58 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galen

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