Hyden Family History

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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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Hyden Family Origin

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Hyden Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Hyden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Hyden's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hyden. A less common occupation for the Hyden family was Laborer.

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Hyden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hyden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hyden 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

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Draft Card

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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Hyden Life Expectancy

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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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