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Kallen Family History

Kallen Name Meaning

Swedish (Källén): ornamental name from källa ‘spring’, ‘source’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius. German: from the medieval personal name Gallus (see Gall). Dutch: variant of Callens.

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


Similar surnames: Hallen, Kallman, Kallin, Sellen, Wallen, Galler, Kalen, Allen, Karlen

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Where is the Kallen family from?

You can see how Kallen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kallen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kallen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Kallen families living in Alberta. This was about 57% of all the recorded Kallen's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kallen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kallen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kallen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kallen. 18% of Kallen men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Kallen women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kallen were Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kallen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kallen 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 835 immigration records available for the last name Kallen. 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 569 military records available for the last name Kallen. For the veterans among your Kallen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kallen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kallen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kallen in 1962 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

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