History of your Surname
Get access to Dearden family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Dearden Family History

Dearden Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire Yorkshire and Cheshire): habitational name from Dearden Moor near Edenfield from Old English dēor ‘beast deer’ + denu ‘valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bearden, Marden, Barden, Harden, Darden, Carden, Dearman, Warden

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Dearden family from?

You can see how Dearden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dearden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dearden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,226 Dearden families living in Lancashire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Dearden's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Dearden families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dearden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dearden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dearden. 11% of Dearden men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Dearden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dearden were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic. .

View Census Data for Dearden | Data not to scale

*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 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Cotton Weaver
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Colliery Hewer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Cotton Weaver
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Dearden family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Dearden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dearden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Dearden

Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dearden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Dearden immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dearden. For the veterans among your Dearden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dearden military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dearden family history

Discover More

What is the average Dearden lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dearden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Dearden in 1959 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dearden

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Dearden family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Dearden last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial