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Folden Family History

Folden Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads in central Norway, originally taking their names from a fjord named ‘the wide (fjord)’.

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


Similar surnames: Volden, Olden, Olsen, Colden, Holden, Kolden, Holien, Wollen, Roldan

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Where is the Folden family from?

You can see how Folden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Folden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Folden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Folden families living in Alberta. This was about 45% of all the recorded Folden's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Folden families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Folden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Folden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Folden. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Folden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folden 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 524 immigration records available for the last name Folden. 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 926 military records available for the last name Folden. For the veterans among your Folden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Folden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Folden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Folden in 1955 was 24, and 81 in 2004.

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