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Ogden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place, probably the one in West Yorkshire, called Ogden, from Old English ac ‘oak’ + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Olden, Cowden, Bowden, Rowden, Odden, Kolden, Morden, Osen, Olsen

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Where is the Ogden family from?

You can see how Ogden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ogden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ogden families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 117 Ogden families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Ogden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ogden families in 1911.
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What did your Ogden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ogden. 43% of Ogden men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Ogden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ogden were Salesman and Domestic.

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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
    43%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Operator
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Domestic
    18%
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Census Records

There are 235,000 census records available for the last name Ogden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogden 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Ogden. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Ogden. For the veterans among your Ogden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ogden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ogden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ogden in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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