Minden Family History

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Minden Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Menden, Winden, Munden, Linden, Zindel, Marden, Lingen, Linde, Mander

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Minden Family Origin

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Minden Family Occupations

What did your Minden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Minden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Minden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Minden family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Minden.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

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

Minden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Minden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Minden

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Minden. 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 Minden. For the veterans among your Minden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Minden Life Expectancy

What is the average Minden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Minden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Minden in 1955 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Minden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Minden 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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