Alden Family History
Alden Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name. This is either Aldwin Aldin (representing Old English Ealdwine with loss of -w-) or Middle English Alwin with an intrusive -d- (see Alwin ) or Aldan a variant of the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Healfdene (see Haldane ). Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway so named because of its situation below a high mountain Alden from an unattested word ‘high standing out’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press