Olden Family History

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Olden Name Meaning

English: variant of Alden. North German: patronymic from Old. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, probably taking its name from the Old Norse fjord name Áldi, of unexplained etymology. Swedish (Oldén): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Alden, Olsen, Oden, Kolden, Osen, Olen, Elden, Holden, Folden, Ogden

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Olden Family Origin

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Olden Family Occupations

What did your Olden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Olden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Olden's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olden. A less common occupation for the Olden family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Olden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Olden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Olden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Olden. For the veterans among your Olden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olden Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Olden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Olden in 1956 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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