Tilden Family History

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Tilden Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, apparently so named from the Old English byname Tila (compare Tilbury) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilden, Alden, Tilton, Hilden, Tilley, Walden, Olden, Elden, Millen

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Tilden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tilden name?

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


  • France


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Tilden Family Origin

Where is the Tilden family from?

Tilden Family Occupations

What did your Tilden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tilden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Tilden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tilden family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilden.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Tilden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Tilden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilden 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 Tilden. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Tilden. For the veterans among your Tilden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilden Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tilden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tilden in 1947 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilden 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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