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Bearden Name Meaning

English (London): variant of Barden Bardon 2 or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon from Old English burh ‘manor’ + dūn ‘hill’. In the British Isles the surname is now rare.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barden, Marden, Burden, Warden, Dearden, Borden, Beard, Harden

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Where is the Bearden family from?

You can see how Bearden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bearden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bearden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Bearden families living in Tennessee. This was about 44% of all the recorded Bearden's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bearden families in 1840.
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What did your Bearden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bearden. 29% of Bearden men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Bearden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bearden were Farming and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Bearden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bearden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bearden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Bearden. For the veterans among your Bearden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bearden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bearden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bearden in 1943 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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