Paulding Family History

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Paulding Name Meaning

Apparently of Dutch origin, probably an altered form of Paling, a nickname for a lithe or devious man or a metonymic occupational name for a seller or catcher of eels, from paling ‘eel’.

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

Similar surnames: Pawling, Sparling, Darling, Haling, Paulin, Harding, Spalding

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Paulding Family Origin

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Paulding Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Paulding occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Paulding's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paulding. A less common occupation for the Paulding family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Paulding Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Paulding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paulding 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Paulding. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Paulding. For the veterans among your Paulding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paulding Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Paulding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Paulding in 1958 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paulding 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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