Brenden Family History

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Brenden Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farms in southeastern Norway named Brenden, from brenna ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’ + the definite singular article -en.

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

Similar surnames: Breden, Breeden, Brenton, Brandel, Menden, Brandon, Brogden, Blender

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Brenden Family Origin

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Brenden Family Occupations

What did your Brenden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenden. A less common occupation for the Brenden family was Keeps Bakery. The most common Brenden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Brenden's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps Bakery


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

Brenden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brenden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenden 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Brenden. 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 563 military records available for the last name Brenden. For the veterans among your Brenden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenden Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Brenden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Brenden in 1947 was 44, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brenden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brenden 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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