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Calder Family History

Calder Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Calder, Caldor, or Cawdor. Calder in Thurso is recorded in the early 13th century in the form Kalfadal and was named with Old Norse kalfr ‘calf’ + dalr ‘valley’. The others are probably the same as in 2 below.English: habitational name from Calder in Cumbria, named from the river on which it stands. This is probably a British name, from Welsh caled ‘hard’, ‘violent’ + dwfr ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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

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Name Distribution of Calder Families

  • Number of Calder families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Calder families
     114 - 225
     39 - 113
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Calder families
     307 - 612
     103 - 306
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Calder Family Origin

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Calder Immigration Information

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Calder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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