Bearden Family History

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Bearden Name Meaning

Possibly an English habitational name, a variant of Barden, or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon, from Old English burh ‘manor’ + dun ‘hill’. In the British Isles the surname is now rare occurring chiefly in Kent.

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

Similar surnames: Barden, Marden, Burden, Warden, Dearden, Borden, Beard, Harden

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Bearden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bearden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bearden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bearden Family Origin

Where is the Bearden family from?

Bearden Family Occupations

What did your Bearden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bearden occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bearden's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bearden. A less common occupation for the Bearden family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer Son

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bearden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bearden Historical Records

What Bearden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Bearden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bearden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bearden. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bearden. For the veterans among your Bearden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bearden Life Expectancy

What is the average Bearden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bearden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bearden in 1943 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bearden 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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