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Dolder Name Meaning

variant of Dold. South German: perhaps a topographic name denoting someone who lived in a house overshadowed by trees, from Middle High German tolde ‘treetop’. in Swabia, a nickname for someone who was prone to stumbling.

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


Similar surnames: Holder, Nolder, Molder, Dollar, Dobler, Koller, Doede, Boller, Doster

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Where is the Dolder family from?

You can see how Dolder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolder families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Dolder family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Dolder's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dolder families in 1840.
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What did your Dolder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dolder. 25% of Dolder men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dolder women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolder were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dolder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolder 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 681 immigration records available for the last name Dolder. 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 277 military records available for the last name Dolder. For the veterans among your Dolder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolder lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dolder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dolder in 1962 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

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