The Julen surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the personal name Julian,
which was both masculine and feminine in Old English. Consequently, both patronymic
and metronymic surnames are derived from this name. The personal name Julian
was originally derived from both the Latin masculine name Julianus
and the Latin feminine name Juliana;
these were both names of saints and enjoyed great popularity.
Early Origins of the Julen family
The surname Julen was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Julen family
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Julen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Julen are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Julen include: Julian, Jullian, Julyan, Juliane, Julion, Gillian and others.
Early Notables of the Julen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Julen family to Ireland
Some of the Julen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Julen family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Julen or a variant listed above:
Julen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J. Nicholas Julen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880