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Iden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Iden Green in Benenden (Kent) recorded as Ydenne c. 1200 or Iden Manor in Staplehurst (Kent) recorded as Idenne in 131 The placenames derive from Old English īw ‘yew tree’ + denn ‘pasture’. English: in Lancashire a variant of Iddon from the Middle English female personal name Ideyn Idon Idony (Old French Idone Latin Idonea ‘suitable’). North German: metronymic or patronymic from the personal name Ide Swedish (Idén): ornamental name from an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

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

Similar surnames: Eden, Ide, Aden, Oden, Iwen, Osen, Iley, Eiben, Uden, Olden

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You can see how Iden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iden family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Iden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Iden families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Iden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Iden families in 1911.
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What did your Iden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Iden. 100% of Iden men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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What is the average Iden lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Iden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Iden in 1957 was 73, and 69 in 2004.

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