Widen Family History

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Widen Name Meaning

Swedish (Widén): ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an element of uncertain meaning (see Widman) + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.

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

Similar surnames: Wider, Wilden, Liden, Widell, Boden, Loden, Linden, Wien, Weiden

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Widen Family Origin

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Widen Family Occupations

What did your Widen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Widen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Widen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Widen family was Keeping Boarders. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widen.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Grocer

  • Keeping Boarders


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

Widen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Widen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widen 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 Widen. 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 734 military records available for the last name Widen. For the veterans among your Widen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widen Life Expectancy

What is the average Widen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Widen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Widen in 1940 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widen 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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