Halder Family History

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Halder Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside or slope, from an agent derivative of Middle High German halde ‘slope’. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (usually, Brahman) name, also written Haldar. It is probably derived from Sanskrit haladhara ‘one who holds a plow’, an epithet of Balarama, the brother of the god Krishna. Balarama is said to have used a weapon shaped like a plowshare.

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

Similar surnames: Holder, Helder, Harder, Halter, Walder, Valder, Haller, Haider, Alder

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Halder Family Origin

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Halder Family Occupations

What did your Halder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Halder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Halder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Halder family was Dress Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halder.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Dress Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Halder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Halder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Halder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Halder. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Halder. For the veterans among your Halder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halder Life Expectancy

What is the average Halder lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Halder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Halder in 1953 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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