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Camden Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Broad Campden or Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, both named with Old English camp ‘enclosure’ + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Carden, Marden, Ramsden, Hayden, Campen, Cowden, Walden, Calder

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Where is the Camden family from?

You can see how Camden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 28 Camden families living in Quebec. This was about 47% of all the recorded Camden's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Camden families in 1911.
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What did your Camden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Camden. 47% of Camden men worked as a Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    47%
  • Labourer
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Camden. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Camden. For the veterans among your Camden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Camden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Camden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Camden in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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