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Paden Family History

Paden Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Páidín ‘son of Páidín’, a pet form of the personal name Pádraig (see Patrick).

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

Similar surnames: Peaden, Padden, Peden, Caden, Dade, Naden, Aden, Loden, Gaden, Paben

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Where is the Paden family from?

You can see how Paden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 32 Paden families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Paden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paden families in 1911.
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What did your Paden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Paden. .

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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
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paden. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Paden. For the veterans among your Paden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Paden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Paden in 1944 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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