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Carden Name Meaning

from Anglo-Norman French cardon ‘thistle’ (a diminutive of carde, from Latin carduus), probably applied as a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land overgrown with thistles, as an occupational name for someone involved in the carding of wool, originally carried out with thistle and teasel heads, or as a nickname for a prickly and unapproachable person. habitational name from Carden in Cheshire, which is recorded in the mid 13th century in the form Kawrdin and in the early 14th century as Cawardyn; it is probably named with Old English carr ‘rock’ + wor{dh}ign ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Cardon, Harden, Calder, Warden, Garden, Cardo, Marden, Camden, Carmen

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Carden Family Origin

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Carden Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Carden. 13% of Carden men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Carden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carden were Bank Clerk and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Solicitor
  • Bank Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*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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Passenger List

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Carden Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carden in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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