Arden Family History

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Arden Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from the district of Arden in Warwickshire or from Arden in North Yorkshire. Both place names are derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘high’, and are cognate with Ardennes, name of a forested region on the borders between northeastern France and eastern Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Harden, Barden, Alden, Carden, Aden, Warden, Marden, Ardon, Maren

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Arden Family Origin

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Arden Family Occupations

What did your Arden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Arden. 30% of Arden men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Arden women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arden were Labourer and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Cultivateur
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Domestic
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Income
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Arden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Arden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arden. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Arden. For the veterans among your Arden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arden Life Expectancy

What is the average Arden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Arden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Arden in 1947 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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