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Saelens Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a derivative of the personal name Salomon (see Solomon).

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

Similar surnames: Salins, Boelens, Stevens, Sebens, Siemens, Callens, Kallen, Sarles

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Where is the Saelens family from?

You can see how Saelens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saelens family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Saelens families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Saelens's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Saelens families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saelens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saelens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Saelens. 50% of Saelens men worked as a 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Janitor
  • Proprietor
  • Assembler
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What Saelens family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 594 census records available for the last name Saelens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saelens 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 501 immigration records available for the last name Saelens. 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 159 military records available for the last name Saelens. For the veterans among your Saelens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saelens lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Saelens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Saelens in 1964 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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