Last Name ALDEN

Summary/Contribute


Meaning The son of Aldwin or Aylwin.
Local: From 'ald,' old, and 'den' or 'dun,' a hill or town; old-town, or it may be high-town, from 'alt,' high, Gaelic, and 'dun,' a hill, castle, or town.
Origin English, Anglo-Saxon, French, German, Norwegian, Irish, Maltese

Rank 5,744 (2000 US census) 6,993 (1990 US census)
Count 5,524 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.3%, or 5154 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 1.14%, or 63 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.65%, or 36 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 1.68%, or 93 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.12%, or 62 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.1%, or 116 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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