Kolden Family History

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Kolden Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg). Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.

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

Similar surnames: Olden, Colden, Koller, Golden, Holden, Volden, Boden, Elden, Kolber

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Kolden Family Origin

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Kolden Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolden. 31% of Kolden men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kolden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolden were Attendant and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Beauty Operator
  • Farm Helper
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kolden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kolden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolden 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

There are 218 immigration records available for the last name Kolden. 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 Card

There are 212 military records available for the last name Kolden. For the veterans among your Kolden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kolden Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kolden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kolden in 1963 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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