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Headen Family History

Headen Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Hedden.

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

Similar surnames: Headden, Haden, Heiden, Heyden, Herde, Hedden, Weadon, Headley

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Where is the Headen family from?

You can see how Headen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Headen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Headen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Headen families living in Alberta. This was about 36% of all the recorded Headen's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Headen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Headen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Headen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Headen. 43% of Headen men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Headen women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Headen were Truck Driver 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
  • Labor
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Headen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Headen 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Headen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Headen. For the veterans among your Headen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Headen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Headen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Headen in 1955 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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