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Molenaar Family History

Molenaar Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from molenaar ‘miller’.

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

Similar surnames: Molnar, Molenda, Malnar, Mlinar, Molinaro, Wagenaar, Mollner, Kolesar

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Where is the Molenaar family from?

You can see how Molenaar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molenaar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Molenaar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Molenaar families living in California. This was about 21% of all the recorded Molenaar's in USA. California had the highest population of Molenaar families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Molenaar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Molenaar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molenaar. 47% of Molenaar men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Molenaar women worked as a Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Molenaar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molenaar 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 Molenaar. 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 342 military records available for the last name Molenaar. For the veterans among your Molenaar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molenaar lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Molenaar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Molenaar in 1958 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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