Foden Family History

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Foden Name Meaning

English and Scottish: origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname for a foster parent, from Middle English foden ‘to nurse or nourish’.

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


Similar surnames: Soden, Boden, Doten, Loden, Foxen, Faden, Fodera, Morden, Rowden

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Foden Family Origin

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Foden Family Occupations

What did your Foden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Foden occupation in the USA was Candy Maker. 13% of Foden's were Candy Makers. A less common occupation for the Foden family was Keeping House. Candy Maker, Candy Manufacturer and Dry Goods Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foden.

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  • Candy Maker

    13%
  • Candy Manufacturer

    13%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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

Foden Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Foden Life Expectancy

What is the average Foden lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Foden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Foden in 1963 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foden 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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