Iden Family History
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