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Wahlen Name Meaning

German: variant of Wahl German: variant of Wahle Swedish (Wahlén): topographic or ornamental name composed of an altered form of the element vall ‘grassy bank pasture’ + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Wahlin and Wallen . Norwegian: variant of Valen .

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


Similar surnames: Wahle, Wahler, Zwahlen, Wallen, Dahlen, Walen, Walle, Ahlin, Kallen

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Where is the Wahlen family from?

You can see how Wahlen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wahlen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wahlen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Wahlen families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Wahlen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wahlen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wahlen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wahlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wahlen. 17% of Wahlen men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Wahlen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wahlen were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wahlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahlen 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 894 immigration records available for the last name Wahlen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wahlen. For the veterans among your Wahlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wahlen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wahlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Wahlen in 1962 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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