Gadsden Family History

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Gadsden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gaddesden in Hertfordshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Gatesdene, from an Old English personal name G?te(n) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Ramsden, Amsden, Gayden, Marsden, Hidden, Barden, Wasden, Glidden

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Gadsden Family Origin

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Gadsden Family Occupations

What did your Gadsden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gadsden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Gadsden's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gadsden. A less common occupation for the Gadsden family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Works On Farm


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

Gadsden Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gadsden Life Expectancy

What is the average Gadsden lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gadsden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gadsden in 1954 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gadsden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gadsden 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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