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Durden Surname Meaning

English:: (Lancashire): variant of Dearden . nickname from Old French dur ‘hard’ + dent ‘tooth’. habitational name from Duerdon in Woolfardisworthy near Bideford in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Burden, Duron, Duree, Durben, Burdin, Durdin, Durfey, Burdon, Murden

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Where is the Durden family from?

You can see how Durden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 68 Durden families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Durden's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Durden families in 1891.
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What did your Durden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Durden. 20% of Durden men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 77% of Durden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durden were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
    20%
  • Retired
    12%
  • Cowman
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Cotton Weaver
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Housewife
    3%
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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Durden. For the veterans among your Durden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durden lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Durden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Durden in 1940 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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