Thelen Family History

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Thelen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thietilo, of Germanic origin, derived from a short form of Theodoric (see Terry 1). Swedish: from an unexplained first element (see Thelander) + the common ornamental suffix -en.

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

Similar surnames: Helin, Halen, Thalken, Thielen, Tieken, Then, Thomen, Theilen, Theel

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Thelen Family Origin

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Thelen Family Occupations

What did your Thelen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thelen. 30% of Thelen men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Thelen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thelen were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Thelen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Thelen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thelen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thelen. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Thelen. For the veterans among your Thelen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thelen Life Expectancy

What is the average Thelen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Thelen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Thelen in 1946 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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