Gelder Family History

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Gelder Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a person responsible for looking after oxen and castrated horses, from Middle English geld ‘sterile’, ‘barren (animal)’ (Old Norse geldr) + herde ‘herdsman’, Old English hierde (see Heard). Dutch: habitational name from the Dutch province of Gelderland or from Geldern in northwestern Germany (see Geller 1).

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


Similar surnames: Geller, Helder, Golder, Kelder, Elder, Calder, Galler, Felder, Melder

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Gelder Family Origin

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Gelder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Pawn Broker

    6%
  • Bar Keeper

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Pawn Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gelder. The most common Gelder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Gelder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gelder family was Bar Keeper.

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Gelder Historical Records

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Gelder Life Expectancy

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