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Golder Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Goldhere, composed of the elements gold ‘gold’ + here ‘army’. English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire, so named from Old English golde ‘marigold’ (a derivative of gold) + ora ‘slope’. German (also Gölder): variant of Goldner. Jewish: variant of Gold.

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


Similar surnames: Holder, Goldner, Golde, Gooder, Gelder, Goldey, Galler, Goller

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Where is the Golder family from?

You can see how Golder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Golder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Golder families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 34 Golder families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Golder's in USA. New York had the highest population of Golder families in 1840.
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What did your Golder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Golder. 14% of Golder men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Golder women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Golder were Manager and Housekeeper. .

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Golder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golder 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Golder. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Golder. For the veterans among your Golder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Golder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Golder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Golder in 1944 was 26, and 67 in 2004.

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