Belden Family History

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Belden Name Meaning

variant of the English habitational name Bayldon. possibly also a variant of Balding.

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


Similar surnames: Elden, Selden, Bolden, Beldon, Belken, Welden, Beldin, Bergen, Olden

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Belden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Belden name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • France

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Belden Family Origin

Where is the Belden family from?

Belden Family Occupations

What did your Belden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Belden family was Farmer Son. Farmer and Day Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Belden. The most common Belden occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Belden's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Day Labourer

    17%
  • Farmer Son

    17%

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

Belden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Belden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belden 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 Belden. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Belden. For the veterans among your Belden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belden Life Expectancy

What is the average Belden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Belden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Belden in 1955 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belden 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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