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Camden Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Broad Campden or Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, both named with Old English camp ‘enclosure’ + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Carden, Marden, Ramsden, Hayden, Campen, Cowden, Walden, Calder

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Camden Family Origin

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Camden Family Occupations

What did your Camden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Camden. A less common occupation for the Camden family was Carpenter. The most common Camden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Camden's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Camden Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Camden Life Expectancy

What is the average Camden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Camden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Camden in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Camden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Camden 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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