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Jorden Surname Meaning

English: variant of Jordan . North German (mainly Jörden): probably a variant of Jordan . Compare Yerden and Yerdon .

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

Similar surnames: Jordon, Norden, Jordan, Jourden, Lorden, Olden, Gordan, Boden, Wolden

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Where is the Jorden family from?

You can see how Jorden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jorden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jorden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 77 Jorden families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Jorden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jorden families in 1911.
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What did your Jorden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Jorden. 74% of Jorden men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Jorden women worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Jorden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jorden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jorden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Jorden. For the veterans among your Jorden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jorden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jorden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jorden in 1945 was 22, and 51 in 2004.

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