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Marsden Family History

Marsden Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English mearc ‘boundary’ (see Mark 2) + denu ‘valley’ (see Dean 1), i.e. a valley forming a natural boundary.

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

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387,755 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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19,660 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Marsden Families

  • Number of Marsden families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Marsden families
     2,851 - 5,700
     951 - 2,850
     1 - 950
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Marsden families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Marsden Family Origin

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Marsden Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Marsden

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Marsden Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Marsden census records

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Marsden Civil War Service Records

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