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Velde Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Velle from velli the dative singular of Old Norse vǫllr ‘field meadow’. Compare Welde . Dutch: variant of Vandervelde .

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

Similar surnames: Volle, Heide, Helle, Eide, Welde, Vee, Elden, Mele, Gerde, Emde

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Where is the Velde family from?

You can see how Velde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Velde family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Velde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Velde families living in Illinois. This was about 49% of all the recorded Velde's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Velde families in 1880.
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What did your Velde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Velde. 26% of Velde men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Velde women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Velde were Lawyer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Velde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Velde 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Velde. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Velde. For the veterans among your Velde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Velde lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Velde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Velde in 1963 was 97, and 71 in 2004.

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