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Elden Family History

Elden Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named from a river name derived from Old Norse eldr ‘flame fire’ possibly with ironic reference to the icy coldness of the water. English: habitational name from Elveden (Suffolk) from Old English elf ‘elf’ + denu ‘valley’. English: perhaps a variant of Eldon . English: variant of Eldin a nickname from Middle English eld ‘old’ + hine ‘servant’.

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

Similar surnames: Eden, Alden, Olden, Eldon, Selden, Elsen, Welden, Olsen, Hyden, Eggen

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Where is the Elden family from?

You can see how Elden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 74 Elden families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Elden's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Elden families in 1891.
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What did your Elden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Elden. 65% of Elden men worked as a Bricklayer and 76% of Elden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elden were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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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

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Elden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elden. 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.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Elden lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Elden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elden in 1941 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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