Soden Family History

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Soden Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French soudan, from Arabic sul?tan ‘ruler’, specifically the ruler of the Ottoman Empire. In medieval England this was used as a nickname, either for someone who behaved in an outlandish and autocratic manner or for someone who had played the part of a sultan in a pageant.

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

Similar surnames: Foden, Boden, Soder, Cowden, Morden, Bodin, Somes, Doten, Rowden

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Soden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Soden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Soden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Soden Family Origin

Where is the Soden family from?

Soden Family Occupations

What did your Soden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carriage Painter and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soden. The most common Soden occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Soden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Soden family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carriage Painter

  • Clerk

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Soden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Soden Historical Records

What Soden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Soden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Soden. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Soden. For the veterans among your Soden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soden Life Expectancy

What is the average Soden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Soden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soden in 1943 was 21, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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