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Like many surnames, the name Kuhlen is taken from a feature of the terrain around the family's dwelling place; Kuhl comes from the Middle Low German word "kule," meaning a "hollow" or "depression." There are also several places in the northern part of Germany with that name.

Early Origins of the Kuhlen family


The surname Kuhlen was first found in Germany, where the name Kuhlen came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. Like many surnames, the name Kuhlen is taken from a feature of the terrain around the family's dwelling place; Kuhl comes from the Middle Low German word "kule," meaning a "hollow" or "depression." There are also several places in the northern part of Germany with that name.

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Early History of the Kuhlen family

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Early History of the Kuhlen family


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Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1651 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Kuhlen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kuhlen Spelling Variations

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Kuhlen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kuhl, Kuhle, Kuhlen, Kuhlemann, Kuhlmann, Kulemann, Kule and many more.

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Early Notables of the Kuhlen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kuhlen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kuhlen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kuhlen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuhlen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Engelbert Kuhlen, who landed in America in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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