Alden Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name. This is either Aldan, a variant of Healfdane (see Haldane), or Aldine, Old English Ealdwine, literally ‘old friend’, but probably to be interpreted as ‘friend of the past’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named because of its situation below a high mountain.

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

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Alden Family Origin

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Alden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Alden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Alden's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alden. A less common occupation for the Alden family was Laborer.

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Alden Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Alden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Alden in 1944 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alden

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