Ogden Family History

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Ogden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place, probably the one in West Yorkshire, called Ogden, from Old English ac ‘oak’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Olden, Cowden, Bowden, Rowden, Odden, Kolden, Morden, Osen, Olsen

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Ogden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ogden name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Ogden Family Origin

Where is the Ogden family from?

Ogden Family Occupations

What did your Ogden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ogden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Ogden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ogden family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ogden.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Ogden Historical Records

What Ogden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 235,000 census records available for the last name Ogden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogden 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Ogden. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Ogden. For the veterans among your Ogden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ogden Life Expectancy

What is the average Ogden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ogden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ogden in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ogden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ogden 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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