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Soden Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French soudan, from Arabic sul?tan ‘ruler’, specifically the ruler of the Ottoman Empire. In medieval England this was used as a nickname, either for someone who behaved in an outlandish and autocratic manner or for someone who had played the part of a sultan in a pageant.

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

Similar surnames: Foden, Boden, Soder, Cowden, Morden, Bodin, Somes, Doten, Rowden

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Where is the Soden family from?

You can see how Soden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Soden families living in New York. This was about 64% of all the recorded Soden's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Soden families in 1840.
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What did your Soden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soden. 16% of Soden men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Soden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soden were Clerk and Operator.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Soden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Soden. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Soden. For the veterans among your Soden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Soden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Soden in 1943 was 21, and 74 in 2004.

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