Loder Family History

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Loder Name Meaning

English: either an occupational name for a carter, from an agent derivative of Middle English lode ‘to load’, or a topographic name from a derivative of Middle English lode ‘path’, ‘road’, ‘watercourse’. German: occupational name for a weaver of woolen cloth (loden), Middle High German lodære. North German: nickname for a good-for-nothing, from Middle Low German lod(d)er.

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

Similar surnames: Lodes, Roder, Soder, Lader, Moder, Leder, Roper, Lober, Coder, Lier

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Loder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Loder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Loder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Loder Family Origin

Where is the Loder family from?

Loder Family Occupations

What did your Loder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Loder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Loder's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loder. A less common occupation for the Loder family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Loder Historical Records

What Loder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Loder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loder 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Loder. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Loder. For the veterans among your Loder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loder Life Expectancy

What is the average Loder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Loder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Loder in 1945 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loder 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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