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Alder Family History

Alder Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone living by an alder tree (Middle English al(d)re), or by a group of alders (the surname is often found in the plural form in Middle English).English: from a Middle English personal name, representing a falling together of two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’.German: variant of Alter.Translation of Swedish Ahl.Translation of Finnish Leppanen.

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

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Name Distribution of Alder Families

  • Number of Alder families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Alder families
     230 - 457
     77 - 229
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Alder families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Alder Family Origin

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Alder Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Alder

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Alder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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