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Walthour Family History

Walthour Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Waldhauer, an occupational name for a woodsman, from Middle High German walt ‘woods’, ‘forest’ + agent derivative of houwen ‘to hew’, ‘cut’, ‘chop’.

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

22,872 Historical Documents with Walthour on Ancestry.com
3,462 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
670 Military Records
165 Immigration Records
3,794 Census and Voter Lists
14,781 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Walthour Families

  • Number of Walthour families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Walthour families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Walthour last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Walthour census records

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Walthour Family Origin

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Walthour Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Walthour

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Walthour Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Walthour census records

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Walthour Civil War Service Records

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