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Duden Name Meaning

patronymic from the Germanic personal name Dudo (see Due). habitational name from Duden, a place near (former) Gumbinnen in East Prussia.

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

Similar surnames: Ruden, Uden, Duin, Duren, Duley, Olden, Alden, Ludens, Dowden, Lunden

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Where is the Duden family from?

You can see how Duden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duden families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Duden families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Duden's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Duden families in 1840.
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What did your Duden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Duden. 34% of Duden men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Duden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duden were Salesman and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Duden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 796 immigration records available for the last name Duden. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Duden lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Duden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Duden in 1952 was 34, and 89 in 2004.

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