Old Name Meaning

English: from Middle English old, not necessarily implying old age, but rather used to distinguish an older from a younger bearer of the same personal name. North German form of Alt, like the English name a distinguishing name for the older of two bearers of a personal name. Americanized form of German Alt.

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

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Old Family Origin

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Old Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Old occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Old's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Old. A less common occupation for the Old family was Keeping House.

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Old Historical Records

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Old Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Old life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Old in 1943 was 42, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Old

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