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Widen Name Meaning

Swedish (Widén): ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an element of uncertain meaning (see Widman) + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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


Similar surnames: Wider, Wilden, Liden, Widell, Boden, Loden, Linden, Wien, Weiden

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Widen Family Origin

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Widen Family Occupations

What did your Widen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Widen. 18% of Widen men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Widen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Widen were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Nurse
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

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

Widen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Widen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widen 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 Widen. 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 734 military records available for the last name Widen. For the veterans among your Widen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widen Life Expectancy

What is the average Widen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Widen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Widen in 1940 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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