Gehlen Family History

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Gehlen Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace): in the northwest from a topographic name denoting wet, low-lying ground.

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


Similar surnames: Behlen, Ehlen, Fehler, Jehle, Bohlen, Wehler, Seelen, Wehle, Gehle

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Gehlen Family Origin

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Gehlen Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%

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In 1880, Cabinet Maker and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gehlen. The most common Gehlen occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 33% of Gehlen's were Cabinet Makers. A less common occupation for the Gehlen family was Keeping House.

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Gehlen Historical Records

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Gehlen Life Expectancy

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