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Molt Family History

Molt Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German molte ‘fine, dry soil’. North German: metonymic occupational name for a maltster, from Middle Low German molt ‘malt’.

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


Similar surnames: Most, Polt, Holt, Mole, Mott, Pott, Belt, Mohr, Mont, Bolt

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Where is the Molt family from?

You can see how Molt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Molt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Molt families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Molt's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Molt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Molt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Molt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Molt. 30% of Molt men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Molt women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molt were Farming and Sewing.

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Telephone Operator
    13%
  • Sewing
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Molt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molt 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 846 immigration records available for the last name Molt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Molt. For the veterans among your Molt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Molt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Molt in 1942 was 38, and 56 in 2004.

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