Golden Family History

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Golden Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with golden hair, from Middle English gelden, golden (from Old English gylden). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ualghairg (see McGoldrick).

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

Similar surnames: Gulden, Colden, Golder, Gooden, Kolden, Boden, Holden, Goldey, Gordon

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Golden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Golden name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Golden Family Origin

Where is the Golden family from?

Golden Family Occupations

What did your Golden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Golden occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Golden's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Golden. A less common occupation for the Golden family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Golden Historical Records

What Golden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 205,000 census records available for the last name Golden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golden 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Golden. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Golden. For the veterans among your Golden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Golden Life Expectancy

What is the average Golden lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Golden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Golden in 1940 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Golden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Golden 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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