Folds Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pen for animals, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one, from Middle English fold ‘pen’, ‘enclosure’ (Old English falod, fald).

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


Similar surnames: Bold, Ford, Gold, Toles, Fels, Olds, Foiles, Felde, Soldo, Forys

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Folds Family Origin

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Folds Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Folds family was Keeping House. The most common Folds occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Folds's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folds.

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Folds Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Folds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Folds in 1945 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folds

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