Karlen Family History

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Karlen Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: derivative of Karl. Swedish: variant spelling of Carlen.

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

Similar surnames: Karlin, Karle, Kallen, Kalen, Karren, Barley, Carlen, Karlsen, Karpen

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Karlen Family Origin

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Karlen Family Occupations

What did your Karlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Karlen family was Importer Cheese. Cheese Maker, Dress Maker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Karlen. The most common Karlen occupation in the USA was Cheese Maker. 33% of Karlen's were Cheese Makers.

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  • Cheese Maker

  • Dress Maker

  • Farmer

  • Importer Cheese


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karlen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karlen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Karlen. 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 602 military records available for the last name Karlen. For the veterans among your Karlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Karlen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Karlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Karlen in 1962 was 80, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karlen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karlen 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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