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Alders Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name mentioned at Alder 2 or a variant of the topographic name Alder. Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Aldert (see Alderink).

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


Similar surnames: Alder, Anders, Alles, Albers, Alpers, Aders, Alderson, Alers, Albert

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Where is the Alders family from?

You can see how Alders families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alders family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Alders families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Alders families living in Virginia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Alders's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Alders families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alders surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alders ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alders. 24% of Alders men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Alders women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alders were Clerk and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Housework
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Alders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alders census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Alders. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 468 military records available for the last name Alders. For the veterans among your Alders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alders lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Alders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Alders in 1946 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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