Congdon Family History

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Congdon Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Condon. English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in Devon or Cornwall, where the modern surname is most frequent.

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

Similar surnames: Condon, London, Langdon, Longden, Kingdon, Coulton, Longton, Rondon

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Congdon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Congdon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Congdon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Congdon Family Origin

Where is the Congdon family from?

Congdon Family Occupations

What did your Congdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Congdon. A less common occupation for the Congdon family was Laborer. The most common Congdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Congdon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Congdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Congdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Congdon 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Congdon. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Congdon. For the veterans among your Congdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Congdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Congdon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Congdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Congdon in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Congdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Congdon 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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