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Origins of the Bawden surname

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About the Bawdens

We have a total number of 18253 records for people with the last name Bawden.

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Where do most Bawdens live?

In 1921, most Bawdens lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Bawdens

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We have 15,500 records for the Bawden surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Bawdens most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Bawden first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Bawdens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bawdens in 1921


House Servant


Living On Own Means


House Keeper


Dress Maker


Common Male occupations for Bawdens in 1921
Tin Miner


Copper Miner




Agricultural Labourer




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