Longden Family History

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Longden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example Longden, the Middle English form that underlies Longdendale in Cheshire and Derbyshire. This is a compound of Old English lang, long ‘long’ + denu ‘valley’. A place called Longden in Shropshire, however, has the same origin as Langdon, so there has clearly been some confusion between the two forms.

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

Similar surnames: Langdon, Longway, Ogden, London, Long, Lingen, Linden, Longton

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Longden Family Origin

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Longden Family Occupations

What did your Longden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Longden family was Blacksmith. The most common Longden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Longden's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Longden.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Stone Mason

  • Blacksmith


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

Longden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Longden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Longden 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Longden. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Longden. For the veterans among your Longden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Longden Life Expectancy

What is the average Longden lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Longden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Longden in 1949 was 48, and 75 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Longden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Longden 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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