Belden Family History

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Belden Name Meaning

variant of the English habitational name Bayldon. possibly also a variant of Balding.

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

Similar surnames: Elden, Selden, Bolden, Beldon, Belken, Welden, Beldin, Bergen, Olden

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Belden Family Origin

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Belden Family Occupations

What did your Belden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Belden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Belden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Belden family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belden.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Belden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Belden Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Belden. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Belden. For the veterans among your Belden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belden Life Expectancy

What is the average Belden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Belden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Belden in 1955 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belden 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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