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Warden Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a watchman or guard from Anglo-Norman French wardein Old French gardein ‘one who keeps guard a warden’ i.e. a gate-keeper porter or sentinel. English: habitational name from any of various places for example in Bedfordshire County Durham Kent Northumerland and Northamptonshire called Warden from Old English weard ‘watch’ + dūn ‘hill’. Compare Wardlaw and Wardle

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

Similar surnames: Marden, Warren, Warder, Harden, Burden, Carden, Waren, Barden, Walden

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Where is the Warden family from?

You can see how Warden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Warden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Warden families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Warden's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Warden families in 1840.
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What did your Warden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Warden. 17% of Warden men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Warden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warden were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Warden. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Warden. For the veterans among your Warden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warden lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Warden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Warden in 1942 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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