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Hedden Family History

Hedden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hedon (East Yorkshire) Headon (Nottinghamshire) Black Heddon (Northumberland) Heddon on the Wall (Northumberland) Heddon in Filleigh (Devon) or Headon Hill (Isle of Wight). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hǣth ‘heath heather’ + dūn ‘hill’ though the Nottinghamshire placename probably has hēah ‘high’ as the initial element. English: variant of Haddon . Scottish and Irish: variant of Hadden . East Frisian: patronymic from a short form of a personal name derived from any of the ancient Germanic compound names formed with had ‘battle strife’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Heiden, Hadden, Hebden, Haddon, Hidden, Hayden, Shedden, Heider

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Where is the Hedden family from?

You can see how Hedden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hedden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hedden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 56 Hedden families living in Devon. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hedden's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Hedden families in 1891.
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What did your Hedden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hedden. 50% of Hedden men worked as a Farmer and 89% of Hedden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedden were Electrician and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Electrician
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hedden. For the veterans among your Hedden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hedden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hedden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hedden in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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