Hedden Family History

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Hedden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various places such as Headon, Nottinghamshire, Hedon in East Yorkshire, and Heddon on the Wall and Black Heddon. Northumberland. The first is probably named from Old English heah ‘high’ + dun ‘hill’; the others have the same second element, combined with Old English h?þ ‘heath’, ‘heather’. North German (Frisian): variant of Hadden.

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


Similar surnames: Heiden, Hadden, Hebden, Haddon, Hidden, Hayden, Shedden, Heider

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Hedden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hedden name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Hedden Family Origin

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Hedden Family Occupations

What did your Hedden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmers Son and Foreman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hedden. A less common occupation for the Hedden family was House Carpenter. The most common Hedden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 33% of Hedden's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farmers Son

    8%
  • Foreman

    8%
  • House Carpenter

    8%

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

Hedden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hedden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedden 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 Hedden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hedden. For the veterans among your Hedden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hedden Life Expectancy

What is the average Hedden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hedden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hedden in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hedden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hedden 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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