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Mulder Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from mulder ‘miller’. German: occupational name for a maker of wooden bowls, from Middle High German mulde ‘bowl’, ‘trough’, ‘tub’ + the agent suffix -er. variant of Müller (see Mueller).

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


Similar surnames: Molder, Multer, Muller, Milder, Melder, Malter, Mildner, Euler

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Where is the Mulder family from?

You can see how Mulder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mulder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mulder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Mulder families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mulder's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Mulder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mulder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mulder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mulder. 25% of Mulder men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Mulder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mulder were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Mulder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mulder 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Mulder. 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 Mulder. For the veterans among your Mulder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mulder lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mulder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mulder in 1948 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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