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Olden Family History

Olden Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Alden . Irish (Cork): possibly an altered form of English Oldham . North German: patronymic from Old . Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag probably taking its name from the Old Norse fjord name Áldi. Swedish (Oldén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

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


Similar surnames: Alden, Olsen, Oden, Kolden, Osen, Olen, Elden, Holden, Folden, Ogden

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Where is the Olden family from?

You can see how Olden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Olden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 123 Olden families living in Hampshire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Olden's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Olden families in 1891.
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What did your Olden 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 Olden. 15% of Olden men worked as a Bricklayer and 84% of Olden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olden were Gardener and Domestic Servant. .

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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
    15%
  • Painter decorator
    15%
  • Coal Minehewerbelow
    15%
  • Gardener
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Olden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Olden. For the veterans among your Olden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olden lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Olden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Olden in 1956 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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