Colden Family History

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Colden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Colden, from Old English cald ‘cold’ col ‘charcoal’ + denu ‘valley’. English and Scottish: variant of Cowden.

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

Similar surnames: Cowden, Holden, Olden, Kolden, Coley, Bowden, Golden, Couden, Rowden

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Colden Family Origin

Where is the Colden family from?

Colden Family Occupations

What did your Colden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carman, Carpenter and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colden. A less common occupation for the Colden family was Dressmaker. The most common Colden occupation in the UK was Carman. 9% of Colden's were Carmans.

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  • Carman

  • Carpenter

  • Charwoman

  • Dressmaker


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

Colden Historical Records

What Colden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Colden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Colden

Passenger List

There are 771 immigration records available for the last name Colden. 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 927 military records available for the last name Colden. For the veterans among your Colden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colden Life Expectancy

What is the average Colden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Colden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Colden in 1955 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colden 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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