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Harden Name Meaning

English: variant of Arden with prosthetic H-. English: habitational name either from Haredene Wood in East Tisbury (Wiltshire) or from Haredon (in Ugborough Devon). The first placename probably derives from Old English hara ‘hare’ + denu ‘valley’. The second is from Old English hara + dūn ‘hare hill’. English: variant of Harding . Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Harden (Roxburghshire). Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair; see Hardy . North German: patronymic from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy brave strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Hayden, Hadden, Haren, Carden, Harder, Harten, Marden, Barden, Harben

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Where is the Harden family from?

You can see how Harden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 249 Harden families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Harden's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harden families in 1891.
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What did your Harden 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 Harden. 11% of Harden men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Harden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harden were Dairy Farmer and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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What is the average Harden lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Harden in 1942 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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