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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Molen Family Origin

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Molen Family Occupations

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  • Ferblantier

    50%
  • Marchant

    50%

In 1881, Ferblantier and Marchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Molen. The most common Molen occupation in Canada was Ferblantier. 50% of Molen's were Ferblantiers.

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Molen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Molen

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