Durden Family History

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Durden Name Meaning

variant of Dearden. nickname from Old French dur ‘hard’ + dent ‘tooth’.

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

Similar surnames: Burden, Duron, Duree, Durben, Burdin, Durdin, Durfey, Burdon, Murden

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Durden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Durden name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Durden Family Origin

Where is the Durden family from?

Durden Family Occupations

What did your Durden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durden. The most common Durden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Durden's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Durden family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Durden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Durden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Durden. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Durden. For the veterans among your Durden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durden Life Expectancy

What is the average Durden lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Durden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Durden in 1940 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durden 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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