Gulden Family History
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Gulden Name Meaning
German (also Gülden): from the name of the coin (English guilder), from Middle High German guldin ‘golden’; it was probably applied as a nickname, or a status name with reference to a medieval tax obligation. German: nickname or topographic name for someone living near a cesspool, a euphemistic application of Middle Low German gülden, gulden, Middle High German guldin ‘gold’, ‘golden’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Gulden, Yiddish guldn, or Polish gulden ‘guilder’ (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press