Arden Family History

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Arden Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from the district of Arden in Warwickshire or from Arden in North Yorkshire. Both place names are derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘high’, and are cognate with Ardennes, name of a forested region on the borders between northeastern France and eastern Belgium.

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

Similar surnames: Harden, Barden, Alden, Carden, Aden, Warden, Marden, Ardon, Maren

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Arden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Arden Family Origin

Where is the Arden family from?

Arden Family Occupations

What did your Arden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arden. The most common Arden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Arden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Arden family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arden Historical Records

What Arden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Arden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Arden. For the veterans among your Arden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arden Life Expectancy

What is the average Arden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Arden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Arden in 1947 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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