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Oldfather Name Meaning

Literal translation of German Altvater or North German Oldvader, a kinship and status name from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + vater ‘father’, i.e. ‘grandfather’.

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


Similar surnames: Radmacher, Goldwasser, Lacher, Older, Blatter, Oldaker, Glatter

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Oldfather Family Origin

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Oldfather Family Occupations

What did your Oldfather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oldfather family was Cooper. Farmer, Farming and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oldfather. The most common Oldfather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Oldfather's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    24%
  • Dress Maker

    6%
  • Cooper

    3%

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

Oldfather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oldfather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oldfather 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Oldfather. 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 Oldfather. For the veterans among your Oldfather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oldfather Life Expectancy

What is the average Oldfather lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Oldfather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Oldfather in 1955 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oldfather

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oldfather 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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