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Valder Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest or wood, Middle Dutch vald, or habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Walder, Halder, Alder, Sander, Lander, Vader, Calder, Mander, Faller

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Where is the Valder family from?

You can see how Valder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Valder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Valder family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Valder's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Valder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valder. 32% of Valder men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Valder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valder 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Valder. 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 419 military records available for the last name Valder. For the veterans among your Valder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Valder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Valder in 1944 was 29, and 88 in 2004.

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