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Standen Surname Meaning

English: habitational name predominantly from Standen in Pendleton (Lancashire) and Standean in Ditchling (Sussex) but also from other places similarly named including Standen in East Grinstead (Sussex) Standen in Biddenden (Kent) Standen in Benenden (Kent) Upper and Lower Standen in Hawkinge (Kent) Standen (Berkshire Wiltshire Isle of Wight) and Standon (Devon Hampshire Hertfordshire Staffordshire). The Lancashire Hampshire and Wiltshire placenames as well as Standean in Ditchling (Sussex) derive from Old English stān ‘stone rock’ + denu ‘valley’; Standen in East Grinstead (Sussex) derives from Old English stān + denu or denn ‘pasture’; Standen in Benenden and Standen in Biddenden (Kent) derive from Old English stānig ‘stony rocky’ + denn; Standen in Hawkinge (Kent) derives from Old English stān + denn; the Berkshire Devon Hertfordshire Isle of Wight and Staffordshire placenames derive from Old English stān + dūn ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Stanley, Stanton, Sanden, Stanger, Stade, Dearden, Sander, Branden

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Where is the Standen family from?

You can see how Standen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Standen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Standen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 556 Standen families living in Sussex. This was about 30% of all the recorded Standen's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Standen families in 1891.
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What did your Standen 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 Standen. 11% of Standen men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Standen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Standen were Builders Labourer 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
    11%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Standen. For the veterans among your Standen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Standen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Standen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Standen in 1954 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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