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Hyden Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Clayhidon in Devon (recorded as Hidon, Hydon up to the end of the 15th century), which was originally named from Old English hieg ‘hay’ + dun ‘hill’, or from any of the places named Iden (see Iden), of which there are two examples in Kent and one in East Sussex. In medieval records these all occur with the spelling Hiden or Hyden. German: unexplained. Altered spelling of German Heiden. Dutch (van der Hyden): topographic name for a moorland dweller (see Heide 2).

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


Similar surnames: Hayden, Hyde, Haden, Hidden, Hedden, Heyden, Hylen, Elden, Boden

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You can see how Hyden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hyden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hyden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Hyden families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Hyden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hyden families in 1911.
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What did your Hyden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hyden. .

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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%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hyden. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hyden. For the veterans among your Hyden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hyden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hyden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hyden in 1945 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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