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Warden Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Norman French wardein (a derivative of warder ‘to guard’). English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bedfordshire, County Durham, Kent, Northumbria, and Northamptonshire, called Warden, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + dun ‘hill’. Compare Wardlaw and Wardle 1.

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

Similar surnames: Marden, Warren, Warder, Harden, Burden, Carden, Waren, Barden, Walden

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Warden Family Origin

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Warden Family Occupations

What did your Warden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Warden family was Blacksmith. The most common Warden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Warden's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Warden.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Blacksmith


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Warden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Warden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warden 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Warden. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Warden. For the veterans among your Warden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Warden Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Warden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Warden in 1942 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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