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Wolfenden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wolfenden, a place in the parish of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Lancashire, apparently named from the Old English personal name Wulfhelm (composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’) + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Wolford, Walden, Wolverton, Kolden, Molander, Wolanin, Weiden

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Wolfenden Family Origin

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Wolfenden Family Occupations

What did your Wolfenden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wolfenden family was Mfg. The most common Wolfenden occupation in the USA was Dyer. 7% of Wolfenden's were Dyers. Dyer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolfenden.

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  • Dyer

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Mfg

    5%

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Wolfenden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wolfenden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolfenden 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wolfenden. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wolfenden. For the veterans among your Wolfenden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolfenden Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolfenden lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wolfenden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wolfenden in 1956 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolfenden 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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