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Wolfenden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wolfenden, a place in the parish of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Lancashire, apparently named from the Old English personal name Wulfhelm (composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Wolford, Walden, Wolverton, Kolden, Molander, Wolanin, Weiden

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Wolfenden Family Origin

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Wolfenden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Operative

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wolfenden family was Cotton Operative. The most common Wolfenden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Wolfenden's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolfenden.

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