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Arden Surname Meaning

English: habitational name either from the district of Arden in Warwickshire or from Arden in Bredbury (Cheshire). The first placename is thought to be derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘high place’ cognate with Ardennes the name of a forested region on the borders between northeastern France and eastern Belgium. The second derives from Old English hēah ‘high’ + worthign ‘enclosed settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Arden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 18 Arden families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Arden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Arden families in 1911.
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What did your Arden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Arden. 50% of Arden men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Labourer
  • Trader
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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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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.

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