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Kolden Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’. German: from Middle Low German kolt kolde ‘cold’ a nickname for an unfriendly person. The surname Kolden (in any of the possible senses; see also 3 below) is very rare in Germany. German: alternatively a shortened form of Koldenhof a habitational name meaning literally ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg a cognate of Kalthoff . (Standardized form is Kaltenhof a frequent placename in northern Germany former East Prussia also in Bavaria and Württemberg.)

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

Similar surnames: Olden, Colden, Koller, Golden, Holden, Volden, Boden, Elden, Kolber

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Where is the Kolden family from?

You can see how Kolden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kolden families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Kolden families living in Lancashire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kolden's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Kolden families in 1891.
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What did your Kolden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolden. 50% of Kolden men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Kolden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolden were Attendant and Beauty Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Beauty Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 218 immigration records available for the last name Kolden. 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 212 military records available for the last name Kolden. For the veterans among your Kolden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolden lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kolden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kolden in 1963 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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