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Moen Name Meaning

Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Simo(e)n (see Simon ). In some cases possibly also an American shortened form of Flemish Van Moen: habitational name for someone from Moen in West Flanders. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads all over Norway so named from the definite singular form of mo from Old Norse mór ‘plain moor heath’. Irish: perhaps a variant of Mohan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Moe, Hoen, Mogen, Oen, Molen, Boen, Moes, Roen, Moren, Oren

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Where is the Moen family from?

You can see how Moen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 44 Moen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Moen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Moen families in 1911.
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What did your Moen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmers Daughter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Moen. 77% of Moen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Moen women worked as a Farmers Daughter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moen were Tachers and Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Tachers

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmers Daughter
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Moen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moen 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Moen. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Moen. For the veterans among your Moen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Moen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Moen in 1951 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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