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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

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    24%
  • Dress Maker

    6%
  • Cooper

    3%

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

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Oldfather Historical Records

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Oldfather Life Expectancy

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