Walden Family History

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Walden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places, in Essex, Hertfordshire, and North Yorkshire, named Walden, from Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ (see Wallace) + denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Warden, Alden, Wilden, Welden, Walder, Wasden, Malden, Walker, Carden

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Walden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walden name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Walden Family Origin

Where is the Walden family from?

Walden Family Occupations

What did your Walden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walden. The most common Walden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Walden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Walden family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Walden Historical Records

What Walden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 141,000 census records available for the last name Walden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walden 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Walden. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Walden. For the veterans among your Walden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walden Life Expectancy

What is the average Walden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Walden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Walden in 1945 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walden 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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