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Hedden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various places such as Headon, Nottinghamshire, Hedon in East Yorkshire, and Heddon on the Wall and Black Heddon. Northumberland. The first is probably named from Old English heah ‘high’ + dun ‘hill’; the others have the same second element, combined with Old English h?þ ‘heath’, ‘heather’. North German (Frisian): variant of Hadden.

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


Similar surnames: Heiden, Hadden, Hebden, Haddon, Hidden, Hayden, Shedden, Heider

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Where is the Hedden family from?

You can see how Hedden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hedden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hedden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Hedden families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Hedden's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hedden families in 1840.
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What did your Hedden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hedden. 20% of Hedden men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Hedden women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedden were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedden. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hedden. For the veterans among your Hedden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hedden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hedden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hedden in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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