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Colden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Yorkshire called Colden from Old English cald ‘cold’ or col ‘charcoal’ + denu ‘valley’. Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Colden near Dalkeith (Midlothian).

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

Similar surnames: Cowden, Holden, Olden, Kolden, Coley, Bowden, Golden, Couden, Rowden

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Where is the Colden family from?

You can see how Colden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colden families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 25 Colden families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Colden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Colden families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Colden. 43% of Colden 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
  • Labourer
  • Framer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Colden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 771 immigration records available for the last name Colden. 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 927 military records available for the last name Colden. For the veterans among your Colden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Colden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Colden in 1955 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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