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Biden Name Meaning

English (Hampshire and Surrey): habitational name probably from Baydon (Wiltshire). The placename may have meant ‘hill associated with a woman named Bēage’ (a personal name derived from Old English bēag ‘ring bracelet torque’ + Old English dūn). The surname is pronounced /'baidən/.

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

Similar surnames: Boden, Bien, Iden, Widen, Liden, Eiden, Biren, Baden, Birden, Briden

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Where is the Biden family from?

You can see how Biden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Biden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Biden family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Biden's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Biden families in 1840.
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What did your Biden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Biden. 34% of Biden men worked as a Salesman. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Foreman
  • Electrician
  • Proprietor
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Passenger Lists

There are 790 immigration records available for the last name Biden. 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 517 military records available for the last name Biden. For the veterans among your Biden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biden lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Biden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Biden in 1964 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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