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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Swedish (Almén) : topographic or ornamental name from alm ‘elm’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of various farmsteads named Almen (‘the elm’).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : status name from Yiddish almen ‘widower’.

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