Bald Family History

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Bald Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, or a short form of the various compound names such as Baldwin, formed with the first element bald ‘bold’, ‘strong’. Scottish: nickname for a bald man, from Middle English balled ‘rounded like a ball’, from bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball or Old Norse b{o,}llr).

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

Similar surnames: Ball, Bold, Baldy, Bal, Baldo, Balk, Bard, Beld, Band, Wald

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Bald Family Origin

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Bald Family Occupations

What did your Bald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bald. The most common Bald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Bald's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bald family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bald ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bald census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bald. 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 Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Bald. For the veterans among your Bald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bald Life Expectancy

What is the average Bald lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Bald in 1960 was 30, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bald ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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