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Molen Name Meaning

Swedish (Molén): ornamental surname from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius. Dutch: topographic name from molen ‘mill’. Dutch (van der Molen): habitational name from any of numerous places named Ter Molen or Ter Meulen (from molen ‘mill’).

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

Similar surnames: Moden, Molin, Moren, Nolen, Bolen, Moen, Holen, Molino, Mole, Olen

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Where is the Molen family from?

You can see how Molen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Molen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Molen families living in Manitoba. This was about 57% of all the recorded Molen's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Molen families in 1911.
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What did your Molen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Molen. .

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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

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Molen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Molen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Molen. For the veterans among your Molen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Molen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Molen in 1940 was 47, and 96 in 2004.

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