Madden Family History

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Madden Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Madáin ‘descendant of Madán’, a reduced form of Madadhán, from madadh ‘dog’ (see Madigan).

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

Similar surnames: Hadden, Padden, Hayden, Paden, Cadden, Macken, Mcpadden, Mcfadden

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Madden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Madden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Madden. 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


  • France


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Madden Family Origin

Where is the Madden family from?

Madden Family Occupations

What did your Madden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Madden family was Farm Laborer. The most common Madden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Madden's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Madden.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Madden Historical Records

What Madden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 263,000 census records available for the last name Madden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madden 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Madden. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Madden. For the veterans among your Madden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madden Life Expectancy

What is the average Madden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Madden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Madden in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madden 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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