Widen Family History

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Widen Name Meaning

Swedish (Widén): ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an element of uncertain meaning (see Widman) + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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

Similar surnames: Wider, Wilden, Liden, Widell, Boden, Loden, Linden, Wien, Weiden

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Widen Family Origin

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Widen Family Occupations

What did your Widen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher Assistant and Unpaid Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Widen. 34% of Widen men worked as a Butcher Assistant and 34% of Widen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Widen were Retail Shopkeeper and Staff Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher Assistant
  • General Labourer
  • Retail Shopkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Help
  • Shorthand Typist Civil Service
  • Staff Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Widen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Widen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Widen

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Widen. 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 734 military records available for the last name Widen. For the veterans among your Widen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widen Life Expectancy

What is the average Widen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Widen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Widen in 1940 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widen 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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