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Crowden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Crowden in Derbyshire and Devon. The first is named from Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + denu ‘valley’; the second from Old English crāwe + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Cowden, Rowden, Bowden, Howden, Growden, Plowden, Colden, Snowden

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Where is the Crowden family from?

You can see how Crowden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crowden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crowden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Crowden families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Crowden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Crowden families in 1911.
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What did your Crowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crowden. 31% of Crowden men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Crowden women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crowden were Clerk and Laundress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Crowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crowden 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Crowden. 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 677 military records available for the last name Crowden. For the veterans among your Crowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crowden lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Crowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Crowden in 1960 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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