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Wald Name Meaning

German and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Wald ‘forest’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so as a Jewish name its origins are unlikely to be topographic.

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


Similar surnames: Wall, Wild, Wand, Wold, Walt, Wale, Hald, Ward, Ewald, Weld

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Wald Family Origin

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Wald Family Occupations

What did your Wald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wald family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wald. The most common Wald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Wald's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Wald Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wald Life Expectancy

What is the average Wald lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wald in 1958 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wald 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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