Colden Family History

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Colden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Colden, from Old English cald ‘cold’ col ‘charcoal’ + denu ‘valley’. English and Scottish: variant of Cowden.

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

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

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Colden Family Origin

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Colden Family Occupations

What did your Colden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Colden. 15% of Colden men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Colden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colden were Bailiff and Secatag

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Framer
  • Labourer
  • Bailiff

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Journalier
  • Office Make
  • Secatag

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

Colden Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Colden Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colden 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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