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Woolen Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a curved or irregularly shaped piece of land, from Old English woh ‘curved’, ‘crooked’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’, or a habitational name from Woolland in Dorset, named from an Old English winn, wynn ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’ + land ‘land’, ‘estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Wooten, Wollen, Wool, Pooler, Woolley, Hollen, Woodley, Woomer

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Where is the Woolen family from?

You can see how Woolen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woolen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woolen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Woolen families living in New Brunswick. This was about 56% of all the recorded Woolen's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Woolen families in 1911.
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What did your Woolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Woolen. 100% of Woolen 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Woolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woolen 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Woolen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Woolen. For the veterans among your Woolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woolen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Woolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Woolen in 1963 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

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